Treasure Island

douglas scotney

(boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

8pm, Sandymount Beach


Sometimes an author's
while-to-get-a-go-on is more of a
while than a reader can bear, more than a bearable
while;
so he sees something he likes on 158
and starts there.

Ratchets back or
leapfrogs later...
leapsfrogs...
leapsfrog.

At least that's what he did with Wallace
whose unbearable while,
24 pages,
may have come
from having his shoes squeezed*
from an early age
which acts
may have turned him into a computer
and taken that many pages
to disengage.

*P.156. Wallace, David Foster. 'The Pale King'. Little, Brown and Co. N.Y.2011.
And if you're impatient about the details of his dad's horrifying death in the Chicago Subway, it's on page 197.

Submitted: Friday, October 04, 2013
Edited: Saturday, October 05, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

title refers to the chapter at which I started 'Ulysses'

Comments about this poem (8pm, Sandymount Beach by douglas scotney )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. A COFFEE KETTLE FOR A CUP OF COFFEE غلاي.., MOHAMMAD SKATI
  2. Listen And Learn, Lilly Emery
  3. On getting dressed, Mark Heathcote
  4. Lesson, Michelle Claus
  5. Realities Dream, Cathy Hodgson
  6. THE TREACHEROUS SEA البحر الغدار, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  7. Poem En Duo, Abekah Emmanuel
  8. A COFFEE KETTLE FOR A CUP OF COFFEE, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  9. Shadow of Sorrow, Mark R. Elias
  10. The Need For You, Manauwer Raza

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Burns

When biting Boreas, fell and doure,
Sharp shivers thro' the leafless bow'r;
When Phoebus gies a short-liv'd glow'r,
Far south the lift,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Jessie Pope

 
[Hata Bildir]