Treasure Island

Susan Lacovara

(1963 / New York)

That Two Must Share The Sky


Ever bright, illuminous one,
Crafted golden, spun of sun
Attention' s thief, deliberate glare
Prominent perch, fancied fare
Careless scorching, flash of hue
Daily climb to mountain view
Outted, solitary might...
Comes the envious silver light
Strung against the onyx vast
Where poet's, prophets, lines are cast
Dangles deaf, unspoken strength
Stretched across midnight' s length
Second, in the beholder' s eye
Challenged jousting, exercised
One, with promise, one, impassioned
Two, alike, but difference, rationed
First, to burn, the morning haze
In meadows, Eden, lovers graze
Take armfuls, ample, tan and tone
Beyond the break of clouds, alone
With pearlized glint, and opalescence,
She'll peer above the condescendance
Shimmer, soft and full of grace
That two must share the sky
And space....

Submitted: Sunday, November 17, 2013
Edited: Monday, November 18, 2013

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(11/17/13) Each, unto itself, a thing of beauty.

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  • Anthony Burkett (1/31/2014 4:29:00 PM)

    Such an enjoyable dance with rhyme and heaven's reason... I delight in dancing with you! If only in your words. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (11/19/2013 8:15:00 PM)

    This is a beautiful poem, with an attractive title and a short, sweet note.
    'Attention' s thief, deliberate glare
    Prominent perch, fancied fare'...Oh! How beautifully you said that!

    'Strung against the onyx vast
    Where poet's, prophets, lines are cast
    Dangles deaf, unspoken strength
    Stretched across midnight' s length'...So poetic!

    'Shimmer, soft and full of grace
    That two must share the sky
    And space.... '
    Some instant thoughts so beautifully portrayed! Well done! (Report) Reply

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