Treasure Island

Leslie Philibert

(6th March 1954 / London, England)

Electra


Let me seek asylum in the sea
silent depths of ice water
for I have swallowed sorrow

Touch the clematis in a seaside garden
a patched wall sun-warmed
and crystal with salt

Shudder at the shouting of the breakers
small stones laughing as they
are pulled over the sand.

Orestes: even the noble are no more than disguised.

Submitted: Thursday, March 14, 2013
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