Thomas Donnelly

(23rd October 1994)

The Island

The island stands alone in virgin silence
Its rugged vistas pleasing to the eye
Its ocean girdled slopes untouched by violence
Sleep peacefully beneath an azure sky

The forests range unchecked with verdant bounty
The vivid patchwork meadows here grow free
And over all the mountains tower proudly
Their peaks stare condescending out to sea

The years send empires plunging to oblivion
Strong nations under time's great weight will cry
But time on this far isle holds no dominion
The centuries like clouds have passed it by

Submitted: Monday, January 07, 2013
Edited: Monday, November 04, 2013

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One day I found myself in a peculiar mood. It just felt like I needed to write something, so I wrote this to get it out of my system. Its my very first poem and to be honest I think I did a pretty good job. I hope you think so too!


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  • Sigurdur Gislason (8/17/2013 8:17:00 AM)

    wery good any wich way. Strong visual image woven with words, that also holds deeper meaning. A pleasure to read (Report) Reply

  • Guy Lip-more (1/7/2013 2:25:00 PM)

    I also think it is pretty good, my first attempt couldn't contend with your first line! (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (1/7/2013 5:16:00 AM)

    Really very good poem. The years send empires plunging. thanks dear poet.
    I invite you to rad my poems and comment. (Report) Reply

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