EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARD: bringing our favorite previously-published poems back to the front page.
Submitted by Merril D. Smith
Almost 200,000 years ago
he hunted across the miles,
journeyed farther than his brothers–
a man following fate
till he lived no more,
joining the dust of space
cycled through time–
lush green land
gradually turning desert brown–
his jawbone, open to the stars,
“eight teeth, one broken.”
no longer here,
yet not completely gone.
Photo credit: Thomas Balfour (Tom) Garrett – Excavation
Reblogged this on Yesterday and today: Merril’s historical musings and commented:
Brian Geiger at Vita Brevis has kindly re-published this poem of mine as an “Editor’s Choice” poem.
Thank you so much for republishing this, Brian.
It’s a great piece–we’re glad we could bring it over to the front page again!
Amazing imagery, love this cycle of life 💙
Reblogged this on The Biblioanthropologist.
Loved this! A truly brilliant piece! Always love pieces that take us on a journey through time and life and the Universe! Thanks for such a delightful trip, My Friend!!!
Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
Come take a journey through time, life and the Universe with this poem!!