Treasure Island

Daleen Enslinstrydom

(25-02-1967 / Springs, South Africa)

Words written on paper

Before you came into my life
the candle of love had burnt out
a long time ago
and I was left hard and cold.

I was left destitute by love and lovers
but you came into my life
and did change me,
you opened my eyes

and I found a deeper meaning to love
by words written in ink on paper
and with you,
you did bring the sun back
you lit up my life
with moonlight and starry nights

and you did woo me with verses of poetry
and with Shakespeare you did draw me
into you arms and I melted
and with you sonnets
you did convince me
to give love a second chance

and with your motorbike
you broke through the barriers of my heart
and you became my teacher and master
and you taught me about
rhythm and rhyme
and I became your protégée

and your poems were like bundles of roses,
like ointment that soothe the soul
and you did intrigue me and entangled me
and I was baffled and stunned by your knowledge

and you are my maker of words,
my word cavalier
and I was transformed, reborn
and my heart opened
and I was in love

and my knowledge increased
and you taught me
to look deeper than rhythm
and words on paper
and to see the poet’s heart.

You introduced me to your old friends:
your books on the shelves
and we watched the biography
of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Platt
and we could relate to them
in many ways.

My world did expand
and my mind did evolve
and I fell in love
with stories and images
that was written on paper

and you did recite
some beautiful poems to me
and did draw me into
another kind of world
and I fell in love with you
when I saw your poetic heart
and today I do know
that I do love you so.

Submitted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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  • Lucifera Santez (8/21/2013 1:56:00 AM)

    and you did recite
    some beautiful poems to me
    and did draw me into
    another kind of world.
    love, it sure seems like the most amazing thing.
    your verses were beautiful.
    a 10 for it.
    please read some of mine and comment.
    :) (Report) Reply

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