Treasure Island

ANJALI SINHA


** A KNIGHTLY WARRIOR *** -in top 500 poems


He sees,
Tonight, a vitreous calm sea
Tourmaline foams kiss
Waves lap furtively
Those torpid shores
Tide is sibylline
A beaming moon
Shines in private
Signals love to her.

But,
She’s lonely
Hears nothing
Sees nothing
Lost and tired
Desolate and forlon
Confused and dejected
What should she do?
Await Florentine results
Or wait for Virginia’s wines
Cross the Thames
Or cross the orient’s ocean

Ah! ! ! ! Is this love?
Tell her Lord
Or is it just object d’art
Don’t lie
Is it a gimcrack prank
Like in a land of dreams
She’s swept
With confused alarms
Of pain and stress
Of miserly and darkness of night
That animal love
In a zoo of monkeys
And kangaroos and
Rabbits and dolphins
And ofcourse with
Mosquitos galore
Just waiting to sip
her purpled blood
How far will it be gone
It’s a melancholy
Long and distant north sea.

Like naked shingles-his words
Beaming in the moonlight
For he took his vulpine dagger in hand
Swirling, blood spattering
A warrior in true fashion
Like a knight of the round tables
Anoints her head, a talisman
A piece de resistance, he said
So that his beams confine
In compliments to hers

ANJALI
20-03-2009


(This is from a story that I read - a true story of a warrior and a country belle. The girl was in love with a prince whose family did not approve of her- until she meets a warrior-who in true warrior fashion woos her-now shes confused for shes given so much of her life to that prince and she does not know how much more to wait) .

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Submitted: Friday, March 27, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, August 18, 2009

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  • Anand Madhukar (9/10/2009 10:35:00 AM)

    Some excellent imagery and some outstanding expressions. May I invite you to take a look at my own humble offerings pls? (Report) Reply

  • Zeinab Sherif (8/2/2009 11:52:00 AM)

    i loved this poem so so much.i was attracted by the title.thanks for this poem best friend,10+++++ (Report) Reply

  • Dave Tanwar (7/18/2009 2:19:00 PM)

    i am sure it was a beautiful story that inspired you to pen it down into a poem. beautifully written poem, liked it. (Report) Reply

  • Mark Nwagwu (7/18/2009 1:10:00 PM)

    Anjali, I have a feeling I've commented on this poem before, but I read it again today and find it fast paced, like a knight chhraging on his horse, his love to profess. I'm moving into this style, of few words per line - it's riot. This is fantastic, Anjali. I've been meaning to write a poem about a knight, a sham; but this your knight is a real warrior. God bless his soul!
    Mark (Report) Reply

  • Sumeet Mukherjee (6/17/2009 3:10:00 AM)

    though you have been inspired from the story... i know there a soft and subtle story of yours... that goes behind this too... go for the knight... tha warrior without a second thought.. (Report) Reply

  • Dr.Sanjib Das (6/16/2009 7:37:00 AM)

    Anju, you create a superb medieval atmosphere. Your poem remembers me Sir Gawain and The Green Knight. Like Samuel Taylor Coleridge, You affect me psychologically. (Report) Reply

  • Brishti Mazumdar (6/5/2009 11:40:00 PM)

    Oh! really I went thru a story telling session, as if......Thnx...I liked your way of telling..must get a 10++...Brishti..///.By the way....Brishti means rain not sweet, as you apprehended....Thnx for going thru my poem. (Report) Reply

  • Stacey Watts (4/28/2009 8:20:00 AM)

    Such a well done piece that takes you on a journey through amazing images. Very well done. (Report) Reply

  • Allemagne Roßmann (4/12/2009 11:31:00 AM)

    'It’s a melancholy
    Long and distant north sea.'

    Ashore cries the knight
    The lonely longing knight
    As days traverse into nights
    Until one night he has to go
    Go for a battle sans the knowledge perhaps it will be his last night
    The talisman still sparkling
    His confidence still beaming
    Like a beacon chasing beacon
    And across the deserts linger his ladylove
    In pain and in shock thinking why would he,
    how come, how dare he, the knight-her knight
    the naughty kiddo turned knight be a con
    hopes shattered, confusions battered
    Like the light of this beacon now better be a con
    The gross misconduct, the surmounting lies
    uphill waits the knight with his one truth-the truth of love
    the truth on his chest, the truth of his mouth,
    the truth he cries, the truth he yells
    the truth he still fires, the truth he fights,
    until flurry of her tears comes as bullets
    Riddling the knight
    Concocting the conquerer
    Nagging the Napoleon
    Stop woo she says
    Coz she belongs to some Waterloo
    A last battle,
    one last jinx
    one last juggernaut
    one last win
    or one last losing win
    to say and to rent the air
    the name of his desert-rose
    the name, the name here,
    the name there, the name spattered everywhere
    the name of his remnants
    in the name of a prose
    the prose of happiness
    for an everlasting rosemerry shyness

    Beautifully and exquisitely written...+++++++10. (Report) Reply

  • Dr Kamran Haider (4/10/2009 8:56:00 AM)

    You really make this story eternal... Amazingly woven words with pure emotions, as you yourself was part of the story... Well done... (Report) Reply

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