Treasure Island

Marvin Bell


To Dorothy


You are not beautiful, exactly.
You are beautiful, inexactly.
You let a weed grow by the mulberry
And a mulberry grow by the house.
So close, in the personal quiet
Of a windy night, it brushes the wall
And sweeps away the day till we sleep.

A child said it, and it seemed true:
"Things that are lost are all equal."
But it isn't true. If I lost you,
The air wouldn't move, nor the tree grow.
Someone would pull the weed, my flower.
The quiet wouldn't be yours. If I lost you,
I'd have to ask the grass to let me sleep.


Submitted by Larry Bole

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: beautiful, lost, sleep, flower, house, tree, child, night, children

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?

Comments about this poem (To Dorothy by Marvin Bell )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Time Is Not Staying In Place, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  2. If Not Homespun, Scott J. Shepard
  3. Gifts, Scott J. Shepard
  4. Courage, Scott J. Shepard
  5. For Those Who Starve, Scott J. Shepard
  6. Gorgeous Girls, Scott J. Shepard
  7. Your Wet Eyelashes, Eyelids, Bijay Kant Dubey
  8. Minor Keys, Scott J. Shepard
  9. My Forgotten Love, Gianni Pansensoy
  10. Social Reconstruction, Scott J. Shepard

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. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Love In The Guise Of Friendship, Robert Burns
  4. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  6. If, Rudyard Kipling
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost
  10. Dreams, Langston Hughes

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]