Marshall Gass


Even if the season of lust blankets loneliness in a tight wrap
smothering those fragile emotions in the winter months
of a lifetime of cyclical wants and needs
waiting for the summer to send its life giving mantras
deep into the sexual soil of waiting,
the hibiscus waits ready to grasp the first finger of sun drenching
warmth to burst out into beauty
above ground and spread its dense green leaves
with crimson flower and trumpet shape
into the minds eye of acceptance.

Soon the valley changes hue as altogether
the trees spring to life shedding their softness
into every nook and corner, crabbing into crannies
and leaping wings of delight into welcome air.

The hibiscus will soon take ownership
of the entire valley bringing to the forefront
our own wanderlust.

Author Notes
Changeover between summer and sunshine.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Edited: Thursday, April 03, 2014

Topic of this poem: metaphor

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

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 (Hibiscus by Marshall Gass )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie - 502 Points Kaila George (4/2/2014 7:01:00 PM)

    I am an avid follower of the hibiscus flower that blooms in the triopical isle...trying to remember if I wrote about one myself...(pfftt cant remember) but this one caught my attention and once I read the whole poem I was captivated by what you wrote, very intoxicating to read I must say...thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  5. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  6. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  7. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  8. Alone, Maya Angelou
  9. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  10. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas

Poem of the Day

poet Alfred Edward Housman

The time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place;
Man and boy stood cheering by,
And home we brought you shoulder-high.

...... Read complete »


Member Poem

New Poems

  1. White-Out Swim, Nika McGuin
  2. Dance With Me, Modou George
  3. Broken Things, Modou George
  4. Blood Binds, Modou George
  5. Autumn Blossom, Modou George
  6. Anticipating Relief, Modou George
  7. Alone, Modou George
  8. Circles Of Pain, Margaret Alice Second
  9. We Are Hearts Of Life, Naveed Akram
  10. Glisten & Wait, Nika McGuin
[Hata Bildir]