A Poem from Benjamin

To My Friends Sandra, Richard, Jeanette, Geoffrey, and Lizzy

Where the red earth meets the blue bridal veil
bequeathed with dried leaves and desert flowers,
there she sits in her company of endless hours
weaving narrow channels beside lizard trails

As she gathers her maroon and black dress
into her arms, one dried by winter sun,
the other soaked in water young,
a great wind sweeps through the cracked wood.

And we sit quietly, breathless as we were born,
gasping, words lost in the long trail of her hair
shining with the light of myriad stars snared
in the dark canvass where death and life form.

We gift her our open eyes and sand-cracked feet—
an offering to a wedding each day repeats.

Benjamin Scott


About Marcus Atkinson

For over two decades I have been involved in Peace Walks that have covered many different issues. In 2003 I helped organize a 9 month walk from Roxby Downs, South Australia (home to one of the largest uranium mines in the world) to Hiroshima, Japan, (arriving on August 6th.) In 2005 I became a board member of Footprints for Peace and have acted as the International Coordinator in organizing walks through out the world for a Nuclear Free Future.
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3 Responses to A Poem from Benjamin

  1. andi jaem says:

    Gorgeus and touching Ben. how talented mate.  Andi Sent from Yahoo7 Mail on Android

  2. evie mcmullan says:

    Nice Shakespeare! Keep up the poetry 😉

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