Treasure Island

Bonnie Collins

(February 27 1947 / Middletown New York)

* A Lifetime of Endless Tides


Did you ever look inside a sea
shell, and see the beauty, then
magicly hold it to your ear,
and how you can hear the
waves of distant sea?

Well I have no shell, you have
taken that, but I still recall the
the mystical sounds with
a very faint echo of each wave
crashing

So my love you keep our sea shell
you take it with you but remember
the tides will never change, nor will
the aroma of the salty air that filled
our hearts and touched a part of us
bonded by the distant sounds of
what was once upon a time when
a discoverd sea shell could hold
a lifetime of endless tides..........

Submitted: Monday, April 13, 2009
Edited: Monday, November 02, 2009

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  • Hans Vr (3/1/2012 6:55:00 PM)

    This is a real masterpiece.
    A wonderful poem of love.
    The image of hearing the tices int he sea shell is so perfectly fitting in.
    A huge 10 for this poem (Report) Reply

  • Smoky Hoss (12/1/2011 5:35:00 PM)

    This is a beautiful piece of a genuine heart put into warm poetic words. The kind of spiritual music that souls sing. (Report) Reply

  • Lynn Glover (6/23/2010 12:31:00 PM)

    Bonnie, This is just and outstanding poem and it can hit the heart of most of us that have experienced lost love. I hope you will continue to write and post on PH and I promise I will read all of them. Lynn (Report) Reply

  • Meggie Gultiano (11/7/2009 3:55:00 AM)

    what was once upon a time when
    a discoverd sea shell could hold
    a lifetime of endless tides..
    ........................
    a well penned piece, Bonnie..I particularly love these lines..Stunning! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Lillian Thomas (10/30/2009 12:52:00 AM)

    nicely done, weaving together image of a seashell, sound of the sea, loss of love, and the memories that hold you still connected long after the relationship is gone. (Report) Reply

  • C. P. Sharma (4/30/2009 1:55:00 AM)

    Mystic sea shell, the aroma of the salty air, hearts and parts bonded by the distant sounds, all build up an atmosphere of nostalgic love. Superb poetry.
    CP (Report) Reply

  • Ana Zaldivar (4/24/2009 2:48:00 PM)

    Wonderful Bonnie! a very very nice poem.. Oh I missed so much to read your poetry! lovely and well done as always my dear Bonnie (Report) Reply

  • Karin Anderson (sorry can't vote or comment) . (4/20/2009 1:27:00 AM)

    Hauntingly beautiful Bonnie. The world is an echo, the sea shell reflecting the sea, and our love reflecting back from another. You bring your precious moments back, to stand still, then echo into each reader's heart from yours. Just wonderful Bonnie.....top marks! (Report) Reply

  • Alison Cassidy (4/16/2009 1:21:00 AM)

    'A LIfetime of Endless Tides' is a stunning title to this bitter-sweet poem, Bonny. I was watching a tank of hermit crabs at the pet shop the other day. Couldn't take my eyes of the little squatters crawling over each other and the myriad of pretty shells that they had commandeered for their dwelling places. There is something magical about shells, I agree. And something magical about this poem too. Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

  • Andrew Blakemore (4/14/2009 2:29:00 AM)

    I see you have found inspiration again Bonnie, a beautiful and most touching piece of work. Well done. Love, Andrew xx (Report) Reply

  • Dr Hitesh Sheth (4/13/2009 11:51:00 PM)

    When soul is touch by some one.........memory of that touch always lingers on............Good Write................ (Report) Reply

  • Leslie Alexis (heaven Is My Home) (4/13/2009 1:44:00 AM)

    the beautiful seashell with all its qualms
    for some safety, for others bringer of harm.
    The great seashell can live for all ages
    From the birth of God's, to death of sages.
    So many secrets and treasures it holds
    Of the noisy shell many stories are told.
    With the sea shell itself the bringer of tale
    of wars, of peace, of love, of hope, of death.
    I want me a sea shell, I'll make it my pet.. hehe (Report) Reply

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