Treasure Island

Lydia Thacker

(Oct 7,1981 / Columbus, OH)


Hope dims when we are parted,
removed from the source of its brilliance.

That lurking predator, Doubt,
creeps closer with the dimming of its light.

Quiet darkness, feed my mind.
Give me words where once were none.
Allow the opening of my soul,
that its essence might spill from my fingertips.

Let me bleed love's essence on to paper,
pen the dragonfly, the raven's flight;
pen my song, that it may reach his ears
and he may see himself as I do:

Shining in the twilight,
a raven shoving a thorn into the seagull's foot
and thereby bringing light
to a world accustomed to darkness.

His brilliance pains my eyes
yet he lurks in hidden places,
fearing his beacon will falter
at the word, 'Nay.'

Doubt not, Sir Raven.

Submitted: Thursday, June 07, 2012

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 (Beacon by Lydia Thacker )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members.. Updates

New Poems

  1. Cold hearts, Over The Moon
  2. All I want is a friendship, Alice Cordy
  3. Many Mistakes, Michael McParland
  4. Happy 18th Birthday, Alice Cordy
  5. Above the Storm, Alice Cordy
  6. a rainy day@ kidapawan, RIC S. BASTASA
  7. Provocation, Over The Moon
  8. Be patient, hasmukh amathalal
  9. memory lane@tabon, RIC S. BASTASA
  10. dawn i know, in deep understanding shall.., RIC S. BASTASA

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. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  8. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. "Hope" is the thing with feathers, Emily Dickinson

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]