THE ECSTASY OF GOLD – By Dmitri Allicock

 gold mining


By Dmitri Allicock


Deep in the heart of Guyana’s Jungle

Jaguars, snakes and waterfalls tumble

Highland shouts and echoes of gold

The ecstasy of gold for souls so bold

Young men from hinterland and city

Torrent of rapids and malaria to pity

A thousand ways of misery and death

But only gold fever upon their breath

Digging with dredge, batel and spade

Glorious nuggets of hope are prayed

The lure of land of El Dorado so old

Trembling shouts of glistening gold!

gold pix

Ennio Morricone – Ecstasy of Gold (The Good, the Bad, the Ugly)

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  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On December 14, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Loved your choice of music!

  • Dmitri Allicock  On December 15, 2014 at 2:38 am

    Thanks Rosaliene

  • Bella de clou  On September 15, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    This is a beautiful poem about the young men determine
    To give their all in their quest to find gold.Many of them lost their lives, suffered the terrible fate of having malaria, or rob, of what little they achieve. A few are lucky, out of the interior, heading for home, but not before stopping at the local rum shop to have a good drink. Families waiting with anticipation
    Longing to embrace their love ones. I know, for my brother, spend many years hoping to find that special nugget.
    Dmitri I thank you for the many countless hours of writing.
    Your pen is a paint brush that moves forward and backward,
    Creating a picture of beauty. The subject comes alive, I can reach it and touch it,,, so beautiful.

    • Dmitri Allicock  On September 15, 2015 at 7:21 pm

      Thanks Bella

  • Bella de clou  On September 16, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Hi Dmitri.,
    Every poem you write have special meaning to me. You are special, you take me back riding the train as a teenager, not a blade of grass is of course Beautiful Pomeroon where I was born, looking for gold my brother spend 40yrs looking for gold, still to find that lucky nugget.Going back home to Christiansburg visiting with my husband. Fond memories. Pictures of beauty.

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