Treasure Island

Andrew Barber

(16 August 1969 / Wisbech)

Swept


I am swept by visions of glory,
Given to flame and burnt to the soul.
Of touching bonds in raging fury,
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Poet's Notes about The Poem

I was asked to produce a work with shades of tastefully erotic content, avoiding anything crude or harsh.

I used quatrain stanzas (verses of 4 lines) with an ABCB rhyming scheme (lines 2 and 4 of each verse rhyme) .

The poem takes it rhythm from the ocean (even the title) . There are numerous maritime references such as tides, ebb and curl. In addition, the poem uses senses – sight, touch, taste, smell and sensation.

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