Treasure Island

A.j. Binash

(04-20-1988 / Dodgeville WI)

A Wonderful Addiction.


Why do aged books
Smell like opium?

A scent that is wafted
Under nostrils,
As pages
(Frail as lint)
Taste the imagery
Of their rotting
Complexion.

Believing in words.
Afraid of the consequences,
When the words are applied.

Away from
Feet up,
Leaned back in a chair
Posture.

A desire for blank air
Blank like an infant notebook page.

Across nothing.
This rare beauty…in death.

When the pen
Takes
Its final breath.

Submitted: Sunday, November 24, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Wonderful Addiction. by A.j. Binash )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Wedding Ring, Saiom Shriver
  2. Psalm 069, Forrest Hainline
  3. AN UMBRELLA مظلة, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  4. ZZ Companies Using Sugar Burn Animals Al.., Saiom Shriver
  5. starry smile, Eva Tortora
  6. lit up ocean, Eva Tortora
  7. A Boy's Dream (Sad), Manauwer Raza
  8. blue moon orange, Eva Tortora
  9. Lone gypsy 2, Nalini Chaturvedi
  10. an angle of angels........................, Eva Tortora

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Burns

When biting Boreas, fell and doure,
Sharp shivers thro' the leafless bow'r;
When Phoebus gies a short-liv'd glow'r,
Far south the lift,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Jessie Pope

 
[Hata Bildir]