Anthony Di'anno

Silver Star - 3,245 Points (Yorkshire)

Emerald Waters - Poem by Anthony Di'anno

Emerald waters haunt my dreams of late,
Paradise returns to help soothe me now,
A smiling mother rushes through a gate,
A father's kiss, a breeze upon a brow,

Emerald waters haunt my dreams of late,
Tiny froglets hop through muddy puddles,
Kingfishers settle above a green lake,
Catterpillars wriggle in to muddles,

Emerald waters haunt my dreams of late,
They were sent so that they would heal me now,
So that when I get myself in a state,
I am somehow saved somehow grown somehow,

Emerald waters haunt my dreams of late,

Whispering 'you are love it's not too late'.

Topic(s) of this poem: love, nature

Form: Sonnet


Poet's Notes about The Poem

It is about being raped as a child and the place I used to escape to.

Comments about Emerald Waters by Anthony Di'anno

  • Souren Mondal Souren Mondal (1/17/2016 8:49:00 AM)

    Your poem is about an issue that itself is chilling, but your treatment of the subject matter is incredible. The metaphorical use of the 'emerald waters' is apt, alongside your use of the sonnet form.. As someone who has never written anything other than free verse, I appreciate your precise use of the format. A fine and wonderful poem with rich, vivid, and wonderful imagery and pure language. Thank you for sharing.. (Report) Reply

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  • Joseph Anderson (1/15/2016 5:47:00 PM)

    Much metaphoric imagery wrapped up in this revealing write.The repetition of Emerald waters adds much
    impact to a moving presentation (Report) Reply

  • Spock The Vegan Spock The Vegan (1/13/2016 8:08:00 PM)

    Wonderful expressions in a well written poem...10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 13, 2016



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