Treasure Island

Bhartendu Second

(5-7-1970 / India)

Not Now


I am willing to travel
and discover where
Colombus left his journey

But not now
as the ghosts of all
great travellers
are pale and angry
for what we have made of their
innocent cravings
and romantic dreams

a time may come
when they will say

the ship is ready
and the sea is inviting

Submitted: Wednesday, May 18, 2005

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  • Anne Leaver (6/1/2005 6:23:00 PM)

    Dear Rajbir
    when we enter the sea we are indeed in the time of all those great travelers, and there is something of timelessness in the sentiments of this poem. I want to see and smell and taste what you percieve they sense - those images, as tangible as possible of who & what they were - and what they left for us, in us. Give us those sensory, infinite memories...images
    Anne (Report) Reply

  • Nasra Al Adawi (5/30/2005 10:53:00 AM)

    These lines are very powerful:
    But not now
    as the ghosts of all
    great travellers
    are pale and angry
    for what we have made of their
    innocent cravings
    and romantic dreams (Report) Reply

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