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Doreen Bauloni wins first Rivers award with poem that “says it all”

His tale


Old Man from Duna (Percy and Renata Cochrane Collection)An entry in The Crocodile Prize
Kina Securities Award for Poetry

One's path to self-discovery
Is almost a rugged terrain
Rigid, cold and dark
The unknown so deeply vague

An old man’s wisdom surging
Like light that filters through leaves
Authentic, serene and true
The unknown slowly unfolds

His eyes glisten with hope
Of memories rekindled at heart
Vivid, lucid and subtle
The unknown slowly unfolds

A childhood of innocence, so sweet
Of freedom without a cage
Immune to fear, immune to doubt
The unknown slowly unfolds

Flashes of an occult impression
Of the wonders of tumbuna pasin
From the fuse of herbal nostrum
The unknown slowly unfolds

The alliance with Mother Nature
A thought that brought him delight
From mystic murmur to surging rain
The unknown slowly unfolds

His tale was now definite
With every word entirely cultured
Of ideas and the mystery of life
His story so beautifully told


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