Treasure Island

Anthony Di'anno

(North Yorkshire)

Taylor Maid


Shly she dances confident and bold,
Scented skin, silken laced fruit to her loom,
Reminiscent of pointe shoes, trimmed gold,
Such is she lit by the cordwaining moon,

Russet tones sweep her lightly from the ground,
Tenderly caught in leaf spun pirouette,
Tanned by hot suns and lovers she has found,
She stands majestic in Autumn palette,

Supple and slender, resistant to wear,
Carefully crafted into her being,
A ballet shoe vamp, the soft whispered air,
Fully throated woman, arching freeing,

Taylor Maid, tailor made into her life,
A beautiful gift, far more than a wife.

Submitted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Edited: Saturday, April 12, 2014

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  • Geetha Jayakumar (4/23/2014 12:51:00 PM)

    Once again a brilliant write. This poems flows beautifully and one can picturise the ballet being played. Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Ellias Anderson (4/12/2014 10:23:00 AM)

    what an amazing sonnet dear Anthony...what an amazing work...after a long time around..i come here and see this nice stunt..well done my nice friend..well done. (Report) Reply

  • Babatunde Aremu (4/9/2014 5:25:00 AM)

    I guess this is dedicated to your wife. It's good for a man to admire openly the good qualities of his woman. You've done well here. Kudos (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (4/2/2014 12:38:00 PM)

    ........I could see the ballerina swirling and twirling gracefully...enjoyed this exquisite piece of poetry... (Report) Reply

  • Daniel Brick (4/2/2014 4:14:00 AM)

    You are the master of the Shakespearean sonnet, and many readers recognize your poems as such. I've read Shakespeare's 150+ sonnets complete 4 times (the fourth time is right now - I'm on #96) but I have not found writing in that format comes naturally to me, as it clearly does for you. You handle the rhyme scheme, the quatrains and couplet, the compression of meaning, everything with ease. And if writing sonnets is a challenge for you, it is not apparent in the finished product. And ease of expression was a trademark among the Elizabethans. It's refreshing to read these sonnets. (Report) Reply

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