Friday, October 18, 2013

The Boys' Camp - The Camp Series

The first poem in my 'Camp Series' of poems about my time at Camp Hostýn in Canada in 1961 & 1962.  I wrote 6 poems in 2006, another 9 in 2010 and 6 in September of this year.  I think I will write 4 more to bring the total to 25.  I have written them in third person, the adult me looking back at me the child.  My very 1st poems (in Czech) were actually 'published' in the camp pamphlets and were included in the 1979  Camp Hostýn booklet.

Through the woods
The air – scented
A subtle hint of pine
Tents on platforms
Circling where trees
Had faced slaughter
Smoldering ashes
Remnants of the
Sacrificial fire
At the center point

© Alice Vedral Rivera - 2006

Camp Hostýn in 1979

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