Treasure Island

Ben Gieske


...Words


are like water
..............in a stream

endlessly flowing
..............into meaning

gathering
..............whatever

dissolving elements
...............cascading sentences

until becoming
...............manuscripted documents

July 7,2008

Submitted: Tuesday, July 08, 2008

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  • Ivor Hogg (8/21/2009 11:44:00 AM)

    words are drawn from many sources and can change their meanings/What the poet means is not neccessarily what the reader what the reader understands
    You did a good job with your words crystal clear (Report) Reply

  • Duncan Wyllie (7/18/2009 7:46:00 AM)

    I have a very strong feeling That there is so much more in this one then at first meets the eye, , absolutely amazing, and so true, ,

    Love duncan X (Report) Reply

  • Lillian Thomas (6/12/2009 11:57:00 AM)

    I don't know how I missed this one, its got it all: the imagery, the structure and the typography all echo the meaning.I especially like the use of parallel gerunds:
    '...flowing...gathering...dissolving...cascading... becoming' (Report) Reply

  • Sameer Ahmed (6/6/2009 5:46:00 AM)

    The audiogram of life has to be fluent with less peaks
    in it. The reasons are for what we use as words can
    even hit back us tomorrow. The peculiarities of words
    has been polished beautifully in this unique poem that
    apperently looks simple but has a hidden meaning in
    it that can only be conceived by one who knows all the
    importance of words and their ethical usage.....a very
    inspirational poem Ben.......an absolute 10..... (Report) Reply

  • Min Sia (11/28/2008 3:36:00 AM)

    Very exquisite..I like that style..very captivating...

    Words in sequence..yet intertwined to give wonderful thoughts...

    Beautiful! (Report) Reply

  • Aijaz Asif (11/18/2008 8:29:00 AM)

    very excellent write, you did defined words here very beautifully and convert them into an art.....thanks 10++

    rgds
    asif (Report) Reply

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