Treasure Island

Brian Purdy

(28.09.48 / Belleville, Ontario)

On tin-can creek

On tin-can creek
where I stayed long
the woodsy mist
made up for wrongs

Ragweed wove
my loving cup
as evening soaked
my sorrows up

Burs and brambles
scored my skin
I made shift
to let them in

Brown and thin
as autumn leaves
by tin-can creek
I came to be

Now am old
and far from there
but tin-can creek
once heard my prayer.

Submitted: Saturday, January 14, 2012

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  • Charles Darkly (1/27/2012 9:19:00 AM)

    This brings me back to those places where one could just...exist. Take in the beauty of our world and gain a bit more understanding of our place in it. Great write. (Report) Reply

  • Smoky Hoss (1/27/2012 9:18:00 AM)

    There's an essence flowing through this fine poem like the soul of water flowing through a river; magnificent words. (Report) Reply

  • R. G. Bell (1/26/2012 10:11:00 AM)

    I had such a creek, in Ohio, where with patience you could find both arrowheads and sharks teeth. How, one might ask, could a shark's tooth find itself in a small creek in NE Ohio? Simple, there went there to leave it at a time when NE Ohio was under sea. Global warming must have been a big problem for Megolythic creatures. Wonder what caused it since there were no industrial men around at the time! (Report) Reply

  • Ahmed Khaled (1/18/2012 12:19:00 PM)

    exploiting the modern, the available and the cheap to express ideas rooted in ancientness and of such a sort of needful importance to be expressed and manifested in such unique simplicity and modernity is what is i should stop for a few seconds to call it modern art of poetry done by the brush of brian
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