Treasure Island

Annie Cordelia Adams

(14 August 1991 / Birmingham)

Sleeping Giants Do Roar Greatly Defiant


'T is I who write in the bleak of night
When Shadow lurks and Barrows fright
But have I yet to write my heart,
To venture where I would to never depart?

My last love, my only and first, the Sea
What joy it did bring to me, what sorrow
For I've done wrong to leave it
But were he able, he'd come to me

I've given the Sea a name unknown
I've given the Sea my works full-blown
Or have I yet to show him any sympathy?
For he is trapped, watching over they and thee

I'm so free-yet says the Sea: he is not
To stop and think that there bellows the forgot:
'T is the Sea who wavers not on his time
Who does work and wastes no water blowing rhymes

I love the Sea, but has he seen me,
Standing on distant shore, as he before told me?
I shall not bother a sleeping giant:
For sleeping giants do greatly roar defiant

Submitted: Monday, January 28, 2008
Edited: Monday, December 01, 2008
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Sleeping Giants Do Roar Greatly Defiant by Annie Cordelia Adams )

Enter the verification code :

  • Mary Gordley (1/29/2008 11:02:00 PM)

    Annie, the closest large body of water to where I live is a lake, thanks for bringing the majesty of the Sea to me in this lovely poem. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Quite same, hasmukh amathalal
  2. Lack of wisdom, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  3. Wisdom, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  4. The Exquisite Thing, Mark R. Elias
  5. Leaf to Fall, Tirupathi Chandrupatla
  6. Strange Paradox, Sandra Feldman
  7. Celebrate Life, david kush
  8. Speechless, Michael McParland
  9. The Road That Leads To There, Is It Poetry
  10. The girl of great beauty was not to be f.., Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Poem of the Day

poet Walt Whitman

ARM’D year! year of the struggle!
No dainty rhymes or sentimental love verses for you, terrible year!
Not you as some pale poetling, seated at a desk, lisping cadenzas
piano;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  5. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  10. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]