Treasure Island

Dilantha Gunawardana


The Auburn Lighthouse


She gazed like a lighthouse
Through sea mists of bronze
To glimpse a rugged boat
The soul of a keeper

As on this shores of longing
Where vestal fires burn off cliffs
A vessel carried forth
The cargo for her lips

Then it finally dawned that day
When the sea mist held her by her arms
And the boat anchored to her soul

As she finally surrendered her lips
To the cataclysm of passion
An incandescent light gently flickered
Never to summon another boat

Submitted: Monday, October 28, 2013
Edited: Monday, October 28, 2013

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?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

About a red-headed girl's quest for love

Comments about this poem (The Auburn Lighthouse by Dilantha Gunawardana )

Enter the verification code :

  • Pradip Chattopadhyay (10/29/2013 6:45:00 AM)

    As on this shores of longing
    Where vestal fires burn off cliffs
    A vessel carried forth
    The cargo for her lips

    it take such imageries to make reading poetry worthwhile!
    splendid. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. October Clouds, Michelle Claus
  2. 24 April 2014, Shri R Brahma
  3. 21 April 2014, Shri R Brahma
  4. 19 April 2014, Shri R Brahma
  5. 15 April 2014, Shri R Brahma
  6. because you doubted it, RIC S. BASTASA
  7. The curving world's edge (Passion Sonnet), Gert Strydom
  8. Could My Calm Coax You, Susan Lacovara
  9. At times we are only set on passing (Ame.., Gert Strydom
  10. The Implementation Is Seldom Unchanged, Lawrence S. Pertillar

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. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  4. If, Rudyard Kipling
  5. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  6. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost
  7. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  8. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  9. Television, Roald Dahl
  10. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]