Treasure Island

Elizabeth Shield


I shall miss you when we go


I shall miss you when we go
The morning sky of lightest blue
The yellow rays cast from the sun
Reflecting on the clouds anew

The bite of frosty morning air
Brushing up against dead trees
The quiet whisper of the wind
Tossing leaves like orange seas

A speckled matting of birds in flight
Framed against the dawning sun
And morning clouds of pearly cream
Alighting on cables that run

A solitary toy left out
To frost and freeze in winters fields
Piles of sugar beets in mounds
Remaining from the harvest yields

And I stand here in my window
Watching this scene as hushed as snow
And one thing quite clear in my mind
How I shall miss this when we go

Submitted: Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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  • Khairul Ahsan (12/8/2013 9:46:00 PM)

    This was your first poem posted to this forum almost 3 years ago, I am surprised to see no reader's comment on this beautiful poem.
    What did you mean by 'when we go' of the title? Did you mean departure from this world or a temporary move to a different place? And who are 'we'?
    The imagery of the poem is simply amazing. Like:
    'A speckled matting of birds in flight
    Framed against the dawning sun
    And morning clouds of pearly cream
    Alighting on cables that run'...This is a beautiful poetic depiction of a common sight, wonderfully done.10/10! (Report) Reply

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