Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I Hear Atlantis Weeping...

[Baut Images:  Atlantean Dreams]

I hear Atlantis weeping for her lost, lost Summer children,
Who having cast her aside for brighter gems and toys;
Left her to die alone on her once proud beaches.

Hear not her cries for help!
See not her withering lands, and forests, and streams,
Littered with the refuse of Man.

Hear O Ye People, hear the sighs of once fair Atlantis,
Hear her cries, as they ply the winds along Pacific Coast Highway,
And as she laments her fallen Summer children.

Children who see naught, but their own selfish needs.
See not the suffering of their brothers and sisters,
And the hungry and homeless roaming in-between.

Hear her now in the voices of approaching Autumn leaves,
Falling, ever falling from the hair of the fallen Summer children;
Lost in their food, and drink, and greed.

Children who now waste away in their hazy dreams,
Tossing and turning, and needing more and more;
Crying in eternities non-time, "Come back, come back again!"

I hear Atlantis weeping...
Lost Summer children...
Who cast her aside...
Left her to die alone...
On her once proud beaches...
Come back, come back again...

Roger Allen Baut
It's Almost Full Moon...

Note: This poetic art form consists of an image, poem and music video to lend it a 3-tiered/dimensional aspect to the work. Please consider all three parts when viewing this work. Thank-you! ☺


  1. A lovely blend of media. Your photo is wonderful.

  2. Thanks Diana! I'm so pleased you resonated to the blend of media...especially the photo! YAY! Roger ☺

  3. heck yeah i really like this..oh i hear her weeping alright for all those reasons and more...nicely presented...

  4. Hey Brian! Thanks for stopping by and leaving your thoughts, and that you felt it was "nicely presented," Appreciate it! Roger ☺

  5. Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures with us to go along with your thoughtful words.

  6. Thank you so much lori for your comments! They are sincerely appreciated! Am really pleased to like the images and words! Roger ☺

  7. heart is breaking! There is love and loss, much pain weaved throughout this beautiful, haunting piece. Thank you so much for all your wonderful creativity...I love the presentation!

  8. Thank you so very much for leaving your sentiments Natasha, they are sincerely appreciated! Glad you resonated to it and loved the presentation...I'm working on the 'triplet' form since all pieces can work together and bring a greater depth to the written work! Thanks again Natasha, I always appreciate hearing from you! Roger ☺

  9. Sometimes I think we are trapped in this hedonistic lifestyle, causing Atlantis to weep.... I hate that sometimes.... This is the land of milk and honey, I think, and to that end we refuse to see those without... A touching, a very rel story you have here... I really liked the images and paintings of ships and boats grounded wiht no tide in sight.... That really drives the picture of the missing Atlantis home.... And theearth moving equipment inthe barren fields anfd lackluster backgrounds..... really well played....

  10. Thank you so much for your thoughts John! Sincerely appreciate you sharing them with me...and your resonating to the way I put it all together...helps me to develop my 3 tiered poetic art form...Thanks again, Roger ☺

  11. Thank you so much ayala! I'm happy you enjoyed it! Roger ☺