Treasure Island

Anthony Burkett

(25 April 1954 / USA)

Picking Strawberries


absence of nourishment
rakes upon the soul
in even well-spaced lines

as arid unforgiving soil
with no fruit to show
the beauty of nature’s labor

enter now spring
with nurturing hope and dreams
blossoming buds coloring green on white

once forsaken now renewed
desolation conquered
a promise laden path

fragranced aroma
of heart shaped love on the vine
tantalizing the senses

pick now while ripe
that birthed of passion
sweet with desire’s delicious nectar

Submitted: Saturday, February 22, 2014
Edited: Saturday, February 22, 2014

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  • Ed Nigma (7/20/2014 8:42:00 PM)

    What a beautiful picture you have created. A painter that strokes the canvas with the color of each word. Very nicely done, Allan Gerard~ (Report) Reply

  • Kanav Justa (3/11/2014 12:53:00 AM)

    , , , , you have decorated this poem with wonderful lines, , , , liked it, , , (Report) Reply

  • Poetheart Morgan (2/24/2014 5:37:00 PM)

    Wandering with myself....how many strawberries were needed to do such poem...tasty Poet...very tasty....and delicate like the Poet. (Report) Reply

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