Treasure Island

Frank Bana


San Pedro de Alcantara


[An orange on the table
Your dress on the rug
And you in my bed
Sweet gift of the present
Freshness of the night
Warmth of my life
- 'Alicante', Jacques Prevert]


Clothes strewn on the table
Juice stains the floor board
He rises above you
You journey beneath him
I watch from the window
Cold in the night

Lemon tea on the dresser
Seed of pomegranite
Adorning your belly
As he falls above you
You draw down his kisses
Warm essence of life

Stranded at the station
In the cold of the morning
My bed for your sleeping
The rug for your dress
In the warmth of awakening
Dawn your caress

Lemons on the table
You make up by the window
I lie in my bed
Unable to watch you
The night steals the freshness
The gift that you left

Now I lie beside you
Emptiness on the table
Your hem in my fingers
The gift a deliverance
Your presence a memory
Warmth of the past.

Submitted: Friday, April 13, 2007
Edited: Monday, February 14, 2011
Listen to this poem:

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

What do you think this poem is about?



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 (San Pedro de Alcantara by Frank Bana )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Invocation of Rain, Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu
  2. Harness Racing (Poem), Doris Beaulieu
  3. Twinkle twinkle little star - 4, ramesh rai
  4. Light vs Smoke, Adele Bercich
  5. Just the beginning of that pretty Fall ف.., MOHAMMAD SKATI
  6. The Fulani and His Cattle, Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu
  7. LOVE, DRASHI SHAH
  8. LITTLE DREAM, DRASHI SHAH
  9. Together Alone, S. I. Rednow
  10. HOLDING HANDS.., DRASHI SHAH

Poem of the Day

poet Sir Walter Raleigh

EVEN such is Time, that takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have,
And pays us but with earth and dust;
   Who in the dark and silent grave,
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. If, Rudyard Kipling
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  7. Death is Nothing at All, Henry Scott Holland
  8. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]