Treasure Island

B H Fairchild

(1942 - / Houston, Texas.)

Previous Month March 2014 Next Month
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
Modern Poem of The Day
Select a day from the calendar.
Would you like to see the poem of the day in your e-mail box every morning?
Your email address:
  Subscribe FREE
  Unsubscribe

Body and Soul


Half-numb, guzzling bourbon and Coke from coffee mugs,
our fathers fall in love with their own stories, nuzzling
the facts but mauling the truth, and my friend's father begins
........................
........................
read full text »


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

Comments about this poem (Body and Soul by B H Fairchild )

Enter the verification code :

  • Bill Upton (3/15/2014 8:04:00 PM)

    One of the most visual and introspective poems I have ever read. To build up to the crescendo that was the greatness of Mantle even at a very young age, was magnificent. I am still shaking my head over the wrap-around build up to the end. A truly spectacular poem. And I am not generally given to such praise. (Report) Reply

  • Blue Dragonfly (5/12/2013 4:35:00 AM)

    Awesome....Had similar relatives who I've always admired and always will, who lived in Ouchie, Ok in the early
    50's near Spavinaw.... I remember their little white house and front porch and how hard they worked and
    loved.. Always longed for this kind of tale concerning one of my heros.....The great Mick... Thank you.... (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (3/15/2013 6:31:00 PM)

    Reading your poem was like listening a neighbor tell the story. So good to read a poem connected with Oklahoma. (Report) Reply

  • Martin O'Neill (3/16/2012 5:41:00 AM)

    I was lost.... sailing over the Allis Chalmers and squinting into the dust clouded sun..

    Sublime. (Report) Reply

  • John Raubenheimer (3/15/2012 4:48:00 PM)

    Not often I get so engrossed in a long poem that I forget how long it is. What a beautiful piece of storytelling. How lovely to read a poem with such a long, deep reach. I am lost in this poem and found again. Thank you poemhunter for sending me this poem... How wonderful for someone to be able to write like this. (Report) Reply

  • Phyllis T. Halle (3/15/2012 3:03:00 PM)

    BH, your lovely stroy touched me deeply and your choice of words dazzled me. Thanks for a great moment of reminiscing and seeing into the future and understanding people and my self a little better! ! (Report) Reply

  • Michael Shepherd (2/21/2006 5:38:00 AM)

    Rich, you've probably discovered by now that Fairchild remains one of the greatest American poets from the heroic age of the common man. (Report) Reply

  • Rich Hanson (4/18/2005 4:42:00 PM)

    My apologies. I meant to hit '10' instead of '9.' Would've given it a '20' if I could have. (Report) Reply

  • Rich Hanson (4/18/2005 4:40:00 PM)

    Wow! Simply the best baseball poem I have ever had the pleasure to read. Who are you, Mr Fairchild? Have you published any of your work? (Report) Reply

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. strayed desires, Asma Riaz Khan
  2. Kill me............, PARTHA SARATHI PAUL
  3. Let me salute you, gajanan mishra
  4. Life is Beautiful, Soumita Sarkar Ray
  5. Changing Landscapes Of Time, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  6. should i add this to our Irish stew?, Mandolyn ...
  7. Reflections, Nero CaroZiv
  8. The shadow in my garden, Piyush Dey
  9. Something and something, gajanan mishra
  10. OUR PAINS AND OUR SUFFERINGS, MOHAMMAD SKATI

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]