Treasure Island

Susan Lacovara

(1963 / New York)

Green The Grasses Seem


If you like the lace and lateness,
Then prepare your bed in lust

If you crave a winding wooded trail,
Then shade your eyes from dust

If you light the match, to brighten,
Then brave the growing flame

If you dare to ride the current
Then tell me... who's to blame....

If her lips reveal some flavor
Which newly tempts your taste

And the secrets of the season
Are secured, and safely placed

Return not, to this fortress
That hides and heals your scars

For no one gains free entrance,
If not guided by the stars.

Submitted: Thursday, September 05, 2013
Edited: Thursday, September 05, 2013

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(04/17/97) for: BC and the black crows...on an early morning Thursday

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  • Anthony Burkett (2/3/2014 9:42:00 PM)

    These lines have a graceful gliding pace that is easy to walk beside... delighting the senses like a stroll down a country lane... as surprising as a stolen kiss... delightful! (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (11/10/2013 3:30:00 AM)

    every question followed by a suitable answer. if you write such beautiful poem be prepared to read the comment. thnx for sharing.10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Marcus Mckinley (9/5/2013 10:54:00 AM)

    it seems that love has ventured for greener pastures only too dream of home. but, as fate would have it any trails leading back have already been overgrown. nicely written and full of imagery. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (9/5/2013 9:15:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem! Straight talk.
    For no one gains free entrance,
    If not guided by the stars.
    Stars? ? ? (Report) Reply

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