Treasure Island

Viola Grey

(Feb '73 / NZ)

Anticipation


In the silence before the storm
I can feel you.
I can sense the change
darkening your soul.
As each gentle dropp lands
you turn away
before thunder heralds words
held, so far,
upon your tongue.
Remind yourself one more time
that once given
cannot be retrieved,
and heady damage
never undone.
Close your eyes
within the steady hum
of a cleansing storm.
Breathe in decision,
exhale doubt,
then carefully speak.

11/5/09

Submitted: Tuesday, May 12, 2009

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 (Anticipation by Viola Grey )

Enter the verification code :

  • Jann Rau (5/14/2012 4:48:00 AM)

    i love your poems, so full of meaning and very economic on words, great stuff (Report) Reply

  • *Trusting You* (6/9/2009 12:17:00 AM)

    this is soooooo good.... this is poetry! ! ! I love it. great job.
    Breathe in decision,
    exhale doubt,
    then carefully speak.
    amazing lines girl... omg.... just wow...
    Becca (Report) Reply

  • _____________________________________ - (5/15/2009 6:32:00 AM)

    Till Exhaled
    “Inspired by Viola’s Anticipation”

    The lingo of “hope” I spoke-
    “Certainty” hope’s bonded fettered slave
    Tongue rolled out sun
    Cleaving clouds of doubts
    I spoke hope; retrieval whence blasphemous-
    A catharsis of uncertainty
    I spoke of “you” in a monosyllable of “us”
    I knew of tremors, tsunamis and jolts
    But I said “us” alive, awake to
    undoable [heady damage]

    I inhaled you as I whispered……. “hope” (Report) Reply

  • Kesav Easwaran (5/14/2009 4:14:00 AM)

    'Think before you speak'...good warning...good defence in anticipation of an ensuing word storm...well written strong lines, Viola...10 (Report) Reply

  • Sue Sie (5/12/2009 5:31:00 AM)

    Thoughtful poem with meaning.....always best to have a clear head
    and engage brain before speaking....10++ (Report) Reply

  • Tom Balch (5/12/2009 2:50:00 AM)

    A brilliant piece on think before you speak, loved it, regards Tom 10+ (Report) Reply

Read all 11 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. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Jayatissa Liyanage
  2. Now, D.L. Aceves
  3. *Jacaranda Bloom, C. P. Sharma
  4. We are free, Pradip Chattopadhyay
  5. Parasite, Cyndi K. Encinares Gacosta
  6. clueless life..., veeraiyah subbulakshmi
  7. An anonymous smile, Cyndi K. Encinares Gacosta
  8. Where, Cyndi K. Encinares Gacosta
  9. I don't sleep, Cyndi K. Encinares Gacosta
  10. First Visit to the Old Port, Cyndi K. Encinares Gacosta

Poem of the Day

poet George Gordon Byron

So we'll go no more a-roving
So late into the night,
Though the heart still be as loving,
And the moon still be as bright.

For the sword outwears its sheath,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

 

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]