Treasure Island

Rita Dove


Adolescence I


In water-heavy nights behind grandmother's porch
We knelt in the tickling grasses and whispered:
Linda's face hung before us, pale as a pecan,
And it grew wise as she said:
'A boy's lips are soft,
As soft as baby's skin.'
The air closed over her words.
A firefly whirred near my ear, and in the distance
I could hear streetlamps ping
Into miniature suns
Against a feathery sky.

Submitted: Saturday, February 22, 2014

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

What do you think this poem is about?



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?

Comments about this poem (Adolescence I by Rita Dove )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 2 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Must Not Withdraw, Zulfiqar Ali Bhatti
  2. To blow the scent of flowers of friendsh.., Dr.V.K. Kanniappan
  3. Badagry, Edward Kofi Louis
  4. drawn to the mountain, Thomas Leathandrum
  5. To Reward You, Edward Kofi Louis
  6. Pysch notes chapter 2, imani halley
  7. Wiles, Edward Kofi Louis
  8. FLIGHT OF ECSTASY, Donald R Charon
  9. dream and dreamer, binod bastola
  10. Sound And Silence, Edward Kofi Louis

Poem of the Day

poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When the hours of Day are numbered,
And the voices of the Night
Wake the better soul, that slumbered,
To a holy, calm delight;

Ere the evening lamps are lighted,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

 

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  4. Footsteps of Angels, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  7. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  8. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. They Ask Me for Verses!, Jose Rizal

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]