Treasure Island

Brian Patten

(7 February 1946 / Liverpool / England)

Nor the Sun its Selling Power


They say her words were like balloons
with strings I could not hold,
that her love was something in a shop
cheap and far too quickly sold;

but the tree does not price its apples
nor the sun its selling power
the rain does not gossip
or speak of where it goes.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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