Treasure Island

Raj Arumugam


a strange night


it was a half moon
and the somber sky
yawned, with no other lights;
and a hunchback-cloud came close
and it was a complete picture
of a half-headed ogre
with a sick yellow eye

Submitted: Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Edited: Saturday, June 06, 2009

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  • Patti Masterman (10/14/2009 10:50:00 AM)

    LOL, I love the monstrous vision conjured up by the cloud. I have always considered it my curse to see plotting humans and ranging monsters in every pattern I happen to glance at. But maybe it's not such a bad thing after all..(smile) (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Martyres (6/16/2009 5:20:00 AM)

    Great imagery...I agree with Roshni, it will be difficult to gaze at teh half moon without recalling your poem... (Report) Reply

  • Roshni D'Souza (6/13/2009 5:38:00 AM)

    Brilliant image...although, I'm not sure I will be able to look at a half moon in the same way again! (Report) Reply

  • Duh Huh (6/6/2009 3:18:00 AM)

    Wow, now i know what metaphor can do to the imagery of a poem. Its awesome. Thank you for sharing :) (Report) Reply

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