Derek Walcott
Castries / St Lucia
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Egypt, Tobago

Rating: 3.3
There is a shattered palm
on this fierce shore,
its plumes the rusting helm-
et of a dead warrior.

Numb Antony, in the torpor
stretching her inert
sex near him like a sleeping cat,
knows his heart is the real desert.
Over the dunes
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Dr Antony Theodore 28 September 2020
across love-tousled sheets, the triremes fading. Ar the carved door of her temple a fly wrings its message. a great poem. tony
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Dr Antony Theodore 27 January 2019
everything else is vanity, but this tenderness. a very fine poem. tony
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Numb Antony, in the torpor stretching her inert near him like a sleeping cat, knows his heart is the real desert. Nicely said
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Edward Kofi Louis 27 January 2019
The real desert! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Michael Morgan 25 November 2015
All very nice, very nice But he really should have thought twice
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M Asim Nehal 25 November 2015
sputtering at flies, slapping their foreheads with the laurel's imprint, drunkards, comedians................
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Shah Surja 25 November 2015
beautiful...............
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Mohamed Fawzi 14 December 2004
man, thanx nice work: o)
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