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Poem - Santiago - by Scott "Nadi" Gray, Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved

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Uploaded on Aug 22, 2011

Poetry reading by Scott "Nadi" Gray

Santiago, Poem by Scott "Nadi" Gray © Copyright, All Rights Reserved 2011

Motivation: Inspired by the character Santiago from Paulo Coehlo's book The Alchemist and musings on love lost in life that is never really lost.

Filming location:Appalachian Trail junction with Low Gap Trail 2.7 miles south of Mountain Cammerer in the Great Smokey Mountain, TN, USA

Written version:

The vagabond, the drifter, the dreamer, and seer
found morrows' bird singing, found light in each tear,
He lived among omens, bathed in deep pools,
and greived the pained folly within every fool,

He absorbed all reflections, heard all requests,
possessed more in losing than ever possessed,
He drew lines of fire upon the parched maps,
then drew bloods' retreat with piercing swords' slap,
He stirred myriad colors in swirling elixirs,
enslaving the fancied, skin bundled in faux furs.

The cowboy, the lover, the poet, the quack,
laughed at the pain and it laughed at him back,
He heard red beauty shout, then echoes above,
Discovering divinity where others found love,
He felt vibrations pound the length of his ribs,
lived alone in his heart and ignored despairs' bid,

The old man, the falcon, the spirit, the rushed,
soaring, diving within the Universe hushed
Contenting souls' yearnings, meeting souls' want,
awaiting reunion with solitude and font,
playing, laughing, souls dancing on walls,
seeing their grandeur, childrens' faraway calls,

Lifted to heights by invisible ties,
He flew right behind her in separate skies,
Drawn beneath tides by whispering pleas,
He swam right beside her in separate seas,

Seeing her eyes, one banquet, one fast
finding her gaze, he held her at last.
Returning to finish, to find the beginning,
Love reunited, love never ending.

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