Treasure Island

Diana van den Berg

(4 November 1945 / Durban, South Africa)

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Ocean-far,
I watch the sun
soften your smile
and lift it upwards,
secure and sweet.
I see your shoulders free
against an eagle-wide sky
and your hands quiet
like a butterfly on a stone.

I am so glad
that you
let me
be
your solemn solace.

(30 June 2005)

Submitted: Thursday, October 03, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 03, 2013

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