Treasure Island

Harry Radcliffe


Details


Usually with words I am spoilt for choice;
But there isn't a birdsong that touches your voice.
There are no earthy things that I can compare,
The softest of silks cant describe your hair.
And no castle or fortress, of whatever design
Can make me feel safer, than your hand in mine.
Not a feather or snowflake, as the days get colder
Nothing is softer or lighter than your head on my shoulder.
I could spend years writing this, and wracking my brain,
But the impossibility of describing you would drive me insane.
For no land I search or sea I sail,
Will help me describe you, in all your detail.
No waterfall or summer's day,
No painting of oil, or sculpture of clay,
No desert island, no flowered field,
Not the sharpest sword, not the strongest shield,
No oak tree or cloudless sky,
No ladybird or butterfly,
No diamond, sapphire, ruby, pearl,
No king, no queen, no lord, no earl,
No frankincense, no myrrh, no silver or gold?
Nothing, anywhere, young or old.
I could search the world, walk a million miles
But nothing helps me describe your smiles.
So I can only do the best I can,
But I can't do you justice, I'm only a man.

Submitted: Saturday, September 28, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 30, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
1 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 (Details by Harry Radcliffe )

Enter the verification code :

  • Lucifera Santez (10/5/2013 11:50:00 AM)

    gosh i wish somebody wrote something like that for me.
    but alas no one among my friends has a single poetic bone in their body.
    truthfully speaking, you are gifted man.
    i read them many times, and even then they don't get boring.
    your muse must be siren of your heart.
    :) (Report) Reply

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. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Blackberry And Apple, Humphrey Bryant
  2. Wife, Asit Kumar Sanyal
  3. Odiodi, Humphrey Bryant
  4. Teaching Virtue, Naveed Akram
  5. Little Luci, Humphrey Bryant
  6. Resurrect Him, Elia Michael
  7. Moonlight In Abraka, Humphrey Bryant
  8. Levitation is Nothing New, Clayton Van Schaack
  9. Morning Song, Pijush Biswas
  10. Nightfall, Humphrey Bryant

Poem of the Day

poet William Wordsworth

I

I AM not One who much or oft delight
To season my fireside with personal talk.--
Of friends, who live within an easy walk,
Or neighbours, daily, weekly, in my sight:
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]