Treasure Island

Peter Bolton

(2nd April 1942 / Brecon)

Poems of Peter Bolton

1. A Reading from the Gospel According to Esme 4/4/2013
2. Brinna, The Girl Who Fed The Swans 3/31/2013
3. Collateral Damage 4/15/2013
4. Final Nightmare 5/12/2013
5. How to Become a Waiter 4/8/2013
6. Love's DNA 4/2/2013
7. Solismar the Dragon 3/29/2013
8. The Bridge 5/7/2013
9. The End of Music 4/22/2013
10. The Examination 4/6/2013
11. The Love Potion 4/30/2013
12. The Perils of Habit 4/15/2013
13. The Polo Shirt 4/16/2013
14. The Quandary 4/23/2013
15. The Single Bulb 4/6/2013
16. The Surrogate Princess 4/3/2013
17. The Tablets of The Law 4/16/2013
18. The Two brothers 4/13/2013
19. The Two Ships - Illustrated 4/16/2013
20. The Veil of Tears 4/2/2013

The Surrogate Princess

King Hildred and Abril, his queen, could not bear children.
The appearance of a baby princess in the palace was therefore attributed to the attendance of some fairy godmother.
A gift.
Princess Melita grew into a strapping lass,
With ruddy cheeks and a high clear laugh.
She was taught the arts of gentility and learned them well.
The flicker of her eyelashes could send a tingle down a courtier’s spine,
But - her feet were too big.

[Hata Bildir]