Treasure Island

Nissim Ezekiel

(16 December 1924 - 9 January 2004 / Mumbai / India)

Poems of Nissim Ezekiel

1. Island 3/28/2012
2. Jewish Wedding In Bombay 3/28/2012
3. Minority Poem 3/28/2012
4. Night Of The Scorpion 3/28/2012
5. Philosophy 3/28/2012
6. Poet, Lover, Birdwatcher 3/28/2012
7. Soap 3/28/2012
8. The Hill 3/28/2012
9. The Patriot 3/28/2012
10. The Professor 3/28/2012

Poet, Lover, Birdwatcher

To force the pace and never to be still
Is not the way of those who study birds
Or women. The best poets wait for words.
The hunt is not an exercise of will
But patient love relaxing on a hill
To note the movement of a timid wing;
Until the one who knows that she is loved
No longer waits but risks surrendering -
In this the poet finds his moral proved

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