Treasure Island

Hazel Durham


Days In The Shade


Sunshine is polishing so fine, over this sweet land,
With a shimmer that glimmers like golden sand,
The sun is like a giant, overripe peach,
Dripping with strong rays,
Across all the Irish bays,
With plenty of glistening skin,
Just like marble, on display.
I'm in a landlocked phase,
With inward uncertainty, in a settled haze,
Longing for the ocean,
With still my dreams in motion,
Ideas lunge towards me, as I try to make them seem unreal,
Living in a stagnant ebb,
Like I'm immersed in a complex web,
Trees free my enclosed spirit,
With the rustle of wind, shaking undernourished thoughts,
Longing for more freedom,
That can't be bought.
In this sunny season, when at times I have no reason,
Just loving you, is seeing me through,
A complicated wave of surging problems,
With relentless force,
Eating away at our hearts source,
I feel I have to teach you to change course,
So that our love will be complete,
But will days in the shade,
Be our defeat?

Submitted: Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Edited: Friday, July 12, 2013

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  • Yash Shinde (4/4/2014 10:37:00 PM)

    .....its flows smoothly like silk........this poem is adorned with some beautiful lines in there, , , , , , ...........I'm in a landlocked phase,
    With inward uncertainty, in a settled haze,
    , , , , , , , , , , , , lovely write Hazel.............a 10! . (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (7/20/2013 12:35:00 AM)

    I'm in a landlocked phase,
    With inward uncertainty, in a settled haze,

    Living in a stagnant ebb,
    Like I'm immersed in a complex web,
    Some of the great lines in the poem! I enjoyed the whole! ! (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (7/11/2013 7:16:00 AM)

    These melancholic lines have a charm and when you write down pessimistic notes at times, I think of telling you that your poetic status has an optimistic phase. Your perceptions and auto suggestions have a deep connection and they both help you write fine poetry. Thanks for sharing Hazel. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (7/10/2013 8:58:00 PM)

    after reading this i like to address the Hon'ble Poetess as Tragedy Queen of poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Paul Brookes (7/9/2013 4:40:00 PM)

    You always write beautifully crafted lyric poetry. There's always a tinge of sadness or little melancholy. It must be your sweet Irish heritage. I too am in a land locked phase wishing to be near the sea. Great Poem 10/10 BB (Report) Reply

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