Treasure Island

Brian Taylor

(England)

Chrysalis


Livingness, held in place,
projects the image of a face.
The face itself no more form has
than moon on water or shade on glass.
Yet fathers forth both tears and laughter,
a story of before and after,
which sports itself upon Life’s waters
until the blood–beat rhythm, strangely, falters.

Then, tears and laughter, livingness and face
stumble here and lose their place.
And all things human are here unmanned
at the granite doorway into no-man’s land.

Say, at this parting of the way
where all things hurt you,
what have you learned to pray
that will not desert you?

Here, where you find you are quite deaf and dumb,
what home-made lifeboat have you made/become?

Submitted: Thursday, January 19, 2012
Edited: Thursday, April 18, 2013

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?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Poet's Website: www.universaloctopus.com

Comments about this poem (Chrysalis by Brian Taylor )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. A Carpet On The Ground, Joseph T. Renaldi
  2. Regrets, hannah wilbert
  3. Zones Of Pleasure, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  4. Real friend, gajanan mishra
  5. Looking out his window, hannah wilbert
  6. Is Suicide The Answer?, louis rams
  7. Special Meanings Spoken, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  8. The Best Thing, Gerry Legister
  9. Burn, Your Eyes, Josh Terpening
  10. In a Dark Dark Room on Halloween, Eve Carter

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. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  7. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  9. Footsteps of Angels, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]