Treasure Island

Adryan Rotica


* David


Your name still echoes
in stars-
gems, cool against
inky blackness
where space looks at earth
and earth peers back at me
inside your binary planets
blue as frost, melting me
to an overture of mossy sodden
stones, drenched
in tune to our winter stream
while hickory breaths
steal away our silence
filling lungs deep into
our hearts
merging warmth
as we break our
stony crosses
and love so wholly
in the freshness of
our youth.


(For D.H., Wilkinsonville, Mass.; ''Qualm'')


Copyright ©2004

Submitted: Thursday, December 09, 2004
Edited: Wednesday, April 05, 2006

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  • Duncan Wyllie (3/24/2006 1:40:00 PM)

    This takes me back to warm and cherished moments of my youth.Thankyou for sharing such fine words.Love Duncan (Report) Reply

  • Uriah Hamilton (2/24/2006 10:24:00 PM)

    Damselfly, you are a beautiful poet and you make me think of the greatest of all poets, David! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • David Darbyshire (11/14/2005 6:18:00 AM)

    I thought this might have been about me......I think it is a very nice poem..lots of twist's...nice david (Report) Reply

  • Max Reif (8/23/2005 9:19:00 AM)

    A lot of beautiful sensory images, Adrienne, and I really felt the release, the freeing, in the last few lines! One of the best closures I've ever read, I think. (Report) Reply

  • Rene Bennett (7/21/2005 2:40:00 AM)

    This was writen with such beautiful imagery! I am looking forward to reading more of your work!

    Rene' (Report) Reply

  • Raynette Eitel (6/23/2005 2:10:00 PM)

    This is what a poem should be...unusual, rich imagery, little pieces of a poet's soul, and an ending where the reader says with a voice choked in emotion, 'Oh YES! '

    Raynette (Report) Reply

  • Theodora Onken (1/25/2005 12:59:00 AM)

    You write most eloquently. I am so glad, that i found this and read it. I most certainly plan on reading many more.
    Warmly, Theodora Onken (Report) Reply

  • Amberlee Carter (1/12/2005 5:23:00 PM)

    ok, you're the first poet I've come across on this site that's really left me dumbfounded. Your work has a timeless air to it...compelling and beautiful, you will be hearing from me again.
    Always,
    Amberlee (Report) Reply

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