Treasure Island

Hazel Durham


Darkness, coolness,
Overcrowds our happy universe,
The moon looks amused,
The stars peek fondly on
From infinity afar,
Guiding us to Treacys bar,
Headlights from passing cars,
Illuminating ghostly gorse bushes,
On the ancient Heath, so lush,
We walk without any fuss.

Tall, leggy, like a thoroughbred filly,
We used to laugh so much,
When I acted silly,
You lived life with your extreme beauty,
Dazzle, razzle,
Long brown wavy tresses, vibrant,
Cute smile, face magnetic,
Your pace always energetic.

People attracted to your friendly nature,
An open, warm heart singing, trusting,
All part of your life's chart,
Paved with peaches and cream,
With a time to dream,
You were the bright dawn of every morn,
Golden sunsets relished,
Your adorable pets treasured.

Walking across the Heath near Portlaoise,
Flat, lunar, landscape,
With the drape of black velvet,
Swept across the outer regions,
Soothing our young nerves,
Longing for the high stool,
Like a dive into a familiar pool,
Drenched with thoughts of cold lager
And Dunhill cigarettes.

Chatter about horses, friends,
boys, funny stories,
Giggling, comfortable like a pair of knitted gloves,
A time, place, graced by your presence,
Danced with the joy of giving,
Loving the simplicity of living,
An earthly goddess.

Walking across the Heath,
Talking in waves,
Repeats, retreats,
Walking with my best friend,
A straight road,
With no bad bends.

These ingrained images,
I send to you with love,
To God's holy kingdom above.

Submitted: Saturday, December 15, 2012
Edited: Monday, December 17, 2012

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In memory of my best friend Nootsy, I still miss you so much!

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  • Vikrant Jog (12/24/2012)

    Serious desire for embracing such a thought....
    You made it light not to feel a teardropp roll down our lips (Report) Reply

  • Www. (12/23/2012 8:38:00 AM)

    the eternity of thoughts dear has a marvellous charm that surrounds us.... Ms Noots is your integral identity apart with a difference and you may rightly rejoice at her being in your mind for ever. (Report) Reply

  • Matt Mooney (12/17/2012 10:48:00 AM)

    There is so much joie de vivre in this poem and you have so well celebrated the life of your best friend with every line of it.10. (Report) Reply

  • Gulsher John (12/16/2012 10:53:00 AM)

    is it an elegy? or ode?
    I mean your friend Nootsy is is or was?
    anyhow rhythm correct, images are much colorful and at one time I felt that I m reading G.Rosette..., ,
    sweetly turned words into pictures....
    hazel I often see that your pen writes abt your old friends..., (Report) Reply

  • Jahan Zeb (12/16/2012 9:41:00 AM)

    Great dedication Hazel. Brilliant description of nature with feeling, feeling of the company of your best friend. and you have picture well in this poem. Enjoyed and felt it. everything's well about this poem.

    Well written (Report) Reply

  • Mark Dillon (12/16/2012 9:01:00 AM)

    A lovely poem Hazel, familiar countryside and actions, happy christmas to you and yours. (Report) Reply

  • Sayeed Abubakar (12/16/2012 7:37:00 AM)

    These ingrained images,
    I send to you with love,
    To God's holy kingdom above.
    Excellent poetic expression.
    You know how to a paint a picture in words. Go on Hazel. Never look behind. (Report) Reply

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