Treasure Island

Pia Andersson


Moonleaves


I am here,
but my body is not.
Spring is here.
Everything is green, light-green.
I can see spring is here,
but I can´t feel it.
My body covered
with dark-green moonleaves,
longing for the soil
that once was mine.

I am here,
but my life is not with me.

Submitted: Saturday, March 05, 2005
Edited: Friday, July 28, 2006

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  • Dr.tony Brahmin (9/21/2010 9:46:00 AM)

    longing for the soil
    that once was mine.

    I am here,
    but my life is not with me.

    you are becoming philosophical. soul and body and the feeling of its absence in certain moments in life. you are describing this rare feeling now. thank you (Report) Reply

  • Afzal Shauq (10/18/2009 5:45:00 AM)

    this poe is as good as your other poems..means you are really a good poet with rich ideas, , , and meaningful way of writing..well done..10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Sathyanarayana M V S (10/10/2009 11:25:00 AM)

    You are certainly one of the best here or anywhere. This is pure imagery, unadulterated imagery. This is what is called as 'Bhavukatha' in Sanskrit. Very very very good and great. (Report) Reply

  • Chase Kolozsy (10/8/2007 6:30:00 PM)

    this poem is melancholy. Its beautiful though, like the six previous poems I have read so far. You have an eloquence all your own way. I appreciate your poems. I can feel their gentleness and and it soothes me. Your poems, as simple as they are, have so much to them and have much more quality than all the other poets I have read here at Poemhunter. I will continue to read your poems and your poems will definitely be added to my favorites, and if the favorite poets option is available, I will add you there too. I don't say this to flatter you. I am sincerely impressed by your poetry, and thanks for reading mine.
    - Chase (Report) Reply

  • Brett Ackerman (8/15/2007 11:39:00 PM)

    I can always appreciate a poem that has an association with the 'moon'. It puts a sereal feel and texture to your seasonal references. (Report) Reply

  • Dr.subhendu Kar (7/22/2007 6:32:00 AM)

    This smacks of beauty latching in life that lies beneath and beyond moonleaves tossed in the cover of darkness green., i do appreciate (Report) Reply

  • Tony Fiona (11/27/2006 4:34:00 PM)

    Pia,
    In the words of the street poets
    ' I feel you'.
    Life death and lingering.
    at least to me
    thanks for the great read
    Tony D. (Report) Reply

  • Shane Markie (10/2/2006 2:15:00 PM)

    I love the dichotomy of opposites you've expressed here, and the language you've used to express such opposing thoughts. Shane (Report) Reply

  • Duncan Wyllie (8/11/2006 3:06:00 PM)

    A shade within the shade, but hang on in there, I can see the sun just edgeing its way around the corner,
    This is a deep poem, full of heartfelt emotion
    Very well written
    Love duncan X (Report) Reply

  • Chandan Roy (8/5/2006 2:12:00 PM)

    I loved this poem... but felt there is a tinge of sadness. It's very well written though. Full ratings to you on this. (Report) Reply

  • William Jackson (7/31/2006 7:22:00 PM)

    To live and feel and touch the soft earth! In death the soul longs to remember the land of the living. This poem connects! (Report) Reply

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