Treasure Island

Angela Wybrow

(Salisbury, Wilts, UK)


(After ‘Adlestrop’)

Yes, I remember Grateley,
But there wasn’t a lot to see;
My train stopped there one day,
As, to Salisbury, I made my way.
Nobody got on and nobody got off;
I remember hearing somebody cough.
Every second train sped straight through,
But, up to the bare platform, my train drew.
The village appeared to be so very small,
And I was surprised they had a station at all.
It was a bright and breezy summer’s morn.
Far in the distance, I saw fields of corn.
I remember seeing the station sign,
And hearing the church bells gaily chime.
One thing which happened to catch my eye
From the window, as we cruised slowly by,
Was a plant container made out of wood,
In which golden daffodils proudly stood.
Our train, once again, soon set in motion,
Passing fields of corn waving like oceans.

Submitted: Friday, December 06, 2013
Edited: Saturday, December 07, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?

Related Poems

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 (Grateley by Angela Wybrow )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members.. Updates

New Poems

  1. Though I mayst fall, Sir Toby
  3. S. Truett Cathy - In Memory, Bill Grace
  4. A pair of eyes, Cigeng Zhang
  5. Dying In The Truth, Dexsta Ray
  6. The Purple Ant, Bhargabi Dei Mahakul
  7. Just For Me, Elia Michael
  8. A Sad Bird, Rohit Sapra
  9. we are a perfect promenade, Mandolyn ...
  10. When Love Opened The Door, Lora Colon

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. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. On Turning Ten, Billy Collins
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  9. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  10. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]