Treasure Island

Erin Thomas

(Riverside, California)

Tillage


Your words—They drift like drizzle down to bead me;
I stumble through the vacant ways you lead me.

Each night, beneath the shifting gaze of your eye,
I listen for the silent words you feed me.

How can my clay begin to learn its aspect
If your caress will never cease to knead me?

I am for you to harrow or abandon;
Just know my heart longs for your grace to weed me.

I never learned to fence with words like foils,
And so I feared that their misuse would bleed me.

A lone rose sways on arid desert breezes;
Each day it asks the sky, “why did you seed me? ”

“Why torment me, ” one day I asked, “with your song? ”
“Zahhar”, I heard, “deep in your heart you heed me.”

Submitted: Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Listen to this poem:

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

Completed September 4,2002.
Published in Muse Apprentice Guild in Fall of 2003.


This is a ghazal poem.

Comments about this poem (Tillage by Erin Thomas )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. He Send Us (Nonet), Dorian Petersen Potter
  2. ANGELS ARE, Suzanna Christina Chevalier
  3. ANGELICA HUSTON, Suzanna Christina Chevalier
  4. Batman And Robin (Limerick), Dorian Petersen Potter
  5. Haiku- Sawdust, DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK
  6. ANGEL NUMBER 444, Suzanna Christina Chevalier
  7. ANGEL IS A WHITE SHIH TZU, Suzanna Christina Chevalier
  8. The Joker (Limerick), Dorian Petersen Potter
  9. Haiku- A coffin, DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK
  10. ANGEL MY NIECE, Suzanna Christina Chevalier

Poem of the Day

poet Geoffrey Chaucer

The firste stock-father of gentleness,
What man desireth gentle for to be,
Must follow his trace, and all his wittes dress,
Virtue to love, and vices for to flee;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. On Turning Ten, Billy Collins
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  10. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]