Treasure Island

Viola Grey

(Feb '73 / NZ)

Afloat


There's a crashing in my ears,
having conversations with my soul,
asking unanswerable questions
of a weary resolve.
Floating....Drifting....
On an ocean of uncertainty
the tide beats like a drum
of every broken heartbeat.
Washing...Cleansing...
I drift towards an amber horizon,
wonder whether a flat world
would greet my curious feet.
Fading...Receding...
Out, then in amidst the waves,
still frothing their teeth
before biting the sand.
There...you stand...
waving...
calling me back to shore,
open arms gesture,
begging for my heart.
Through azure shaded glasses
I watch...I wonder...
do I float...
or fall...
back into love.

7/8/08

Submitted: Saturday, August 09, 2008

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  • Manonton Dalan (3/20/2010 2:54:00 AM)

    let thy feet touch
    the mighty ground
    feel it, still warm
    drape yourself
    with too much love
    fly no more, pretty dove

    thanks.md (Report) Reply

  • Yelena M. (7/16/2009 2:16:00 PM)

    drifting towards an amber horizon in dreams..and beyond dreams..a beautiful piece..thanks for sharing, Viola.
    Best wishes.
    A. (Report) Reply

  • *Trusting You* (11/24/2008 12:04:00 AM)

    I watch...I wonder...
    do I float...
    or fall...
    back into love.
    you just did it you just described what I was feeling after him... I love it. you are really good no wonder 'Saint' likes you..lol. I am going to add it to my favs. good job
    Crystal (Report) Reply

  • Palas Kumar Ray (11/9/2008 4:25:00 AM)

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    Nice depiction of an afloat. Vivid imagery of your thoughts carries our mind away.
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  • Thad Wilk (8/17/2008 8:00:00 PM)

    For 'unanswerable questions' ask the heart, thats where i think - i would start! ! *10*
    An eloquent read, indeed!
    Best wishes,
    Friend Thad (Report) Reply

  • Kesav Easwaran (8/12/2008 3:33:00 AM)

    a lot of floating and drifting amidst emotional waves help wash clean the mind free of despair and grief...the subdued emotions find firm sandy bed once again to spot heart's sunny smile on the wait....lines of grief and of relief beautifully packed inside the write...10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Taylor Butts (8/10/2008 8:28:00 PM)

    oh man. nice poem. you really cought what it feels like to be stuck in uncertainty in this poem. very very lovely read. (Report) Reply

  • Kris Smith (8/10/2008 2:27:00 AM)

    There is no other option for a romantic but to fall back in love, a beautiful write love poetry at its best thanks for the nice morning start Chris x (Report) Reply

  • C T Heart (8/9/2008 11:14:00 PM)

    great piece as always Viola! ! ! Love floats you through the air........... (Report) Reply

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