Come Young Pirates, Lanzarote (43)
Lanzarote, 'Island of Eternal Spring, '
resting just off the North African coast;
what prodigious wealth its waters bring
poignantly viewed from the heights of Famara.
Tortoises lounge on washed volcanic stone
nesting in reach of its expansive shore;
they can float for months without food or drink
inhabiting isles far from their home.
Nature threw open its receptive door
nodding with a sharp aggrandizing wink
gathering rays in the electric mist
Monday, April 19, 2021
Topic(s) of this poem: canary,islands,wildlife,fish,nature,pirates,story