Cretan Maineiac

Rookie - 2 Points (April 29,1961 / Lewiston, ME USA)

.Christoffa Corombo


A failure at best, say some (clad under cover of
the present) , genocide at
worst, tho his sail across pitching hungry waves required

balls that today might prompt one to seek out
Mare Tranquilitatis via
hot-air balloon, armed only w/ a sextant.

'[L]ike Paradise...' he sd. of his
find, but for
the fact that the

Native brothers & sisters (*in Dio* = 'in God')
insisted on walking about
naked, as tho Adam & Eve sported khakis.

Submitted: Monday, October 08, 2007
Edited: Thursday, April 14, 2011

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Comments about this poem (.Christoffa Corombo by Cretan Maineiac )

  • Rookie Lime and Tequila with a Splash of Pineapple (3/5/2008 4:13:00 PM)

    It's good to reexamine the past and poetry is an excellent lens for doing so. Glad I got to read this. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Marc Mannheimer (10/16/2007 6:45:00 PM)

    I'm kind of liking these topical poems (or did I read one yesterday by someone else?) - just very succinct, artistic renderings of an event. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Emancipation Planz (10/14/2007 1:34:00 AM)

    An excellent take on an early coloniser... today a genocide (almost) of all indigenous populations... One Peace at a Time, Deana (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 19 Points David Barlow (10/13/2007 8:08:00 AM)

    Chris I think all Explorers of unknown Worlds are incredibly brave and I think Columbus would like your Poem. Good one. All the best David (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - -1 Points Ivan Donn Carswell (10/8/2007 1:35:00 PM)

    The poem is rather like Colombus - intrepidly sailing into uncharted waters. Yet it delivers a fresh and cogent perspective with its concise, abbreviated form. Rgds, Ivan (Report) Reply

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