Treasure Island

Betim Muco


Strange desires


One can't be a man
Without having strange desires
To sleep in a mother-of-pearl shell
At the bottom of the sea
To swim and dive
In a drop of morning drizzle
To take a delicate snail by the horns
Ride electrons
In their befuddled orbits
Or send an e-mail to Jesus Christ for Christmas
To smoke with the pipes of volcanoes
To untwist the reddish hair of comets
Have sex with a cachalot whale
Play golf with stars and black holes
And put on your beloved’s finger
One of Saturn's rings
One can't be a man
Without having these desires
You die
The desires remain
Keeping the human race alive

Submitted: Monday, December 16, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 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 (Strange desires by Betim Muco )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

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. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Like Jews Harps, Francie Lynch
  2. Inner Power, Col Muhamad Khalid Khan
  3. Start anew, gajanan mishra
  4. BACK TO SCHOOL, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  5. Melancholia (haiku), hap rochelle
  6. قصه ماه 1, ALI MOSLEHI
  7. life is fair........., RIC S. BASTASA
  8. when you are alone you become a thinker, RIC S. BASTASA
  9. all dirty clothes wrapped in cellophane, RIC S. BASTASA
  10. the way i want it, RIC S. BASTASA

Poem of the Day

poet Alfred Lord Tennyson

It little profits that an idle king,
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
Match'd with an aged wife, I mete and dole
Unequal laws unto a savage race,
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]