Treasure Island

Leland D'Elormie

An Escort for Rowena

Slender, sharp and jagged Jill,
Always made Rowena laugh,
Always primed her for the kill,
A chisel for the epitaph,

Upon a mausoleum wall,
Behind the statue on the hill,
Whose sunken eyes observeth all,
Whose lips tell nothing, pursed and still.

What is this figure watching dear,
Rowena dig, as steeples call?
The blackest hours all people fear,
Find our sweet lady standing tall.

She fears no darkness, truly now,
An escort she keeps, always near,
Who has endeavored to endow,
Her with a courage, strong and clear.

What is this close companion which,
Belays the hunter from his show,
Of primal justice in the ditch,
Which, in its turn, makes fat the crow?

What chains that monster to the mill,
And covers over thatch with pitch?
Who burns the beast? Rowena's drill,
Now swiftly undoes every stitch.

Sweet crimson streams engendered new,
Vermillion vines upon that hill,
Rowena's garden grew and grew,
Because of ragged, jagged Jill.

Submitted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 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 (An Escort for Rowena by Leland D'Elormie )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members.. Updates

New Poems

  1. Fall Leaves, Leonard Dabydeen
  2. Rinsed Clean, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  3. Creating Photos, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  4. If I Should Die Some Tuesday..., Frank Avon
  5. Transformed womaniser, Kwalo Voro
  6. Gathering Broken Glasses By I.H.Rizvi, Bijay Kant Dubey
  7. Filling Self, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  8. I Am Too Old Not To Be Humble, Shalom Freedman
  9. Riding Through Edges, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  10. Corset, Melikhaya Zagagana

Poem of the Day

poet Walt Whitman

ARM’D year! year of the struggle!
No dainty rhymes or sentimental love verses for you, terrible year!
Not you as some pale poetling, seated at a desk, lisping cadenzas
...... Read complete »


Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. 1861, Walt Whitman
  8. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  9. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. No Man Is An Island, John Donne

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]