Treasure Island

John Williams

(29 August 1922 - 3 March 1994 / San Diego, California)

Poems of John Williams

1. A Benediction Of The Air 1/13/2003
2. Ode To The Only Girl 1/2/2003
3. Swing Song 1/2/2003

A Benediction Of The Air

In every presence there is absence.

When we're together, the spaces between
Threaten to enclose our bodies
And isolate our spirits.
The mirror reflects what we are not,
And we wonder if our mate
Suspects a fatal misreading
Of our original text,

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