Treasure Island

michael oliver

(13-4-1948 / swansea)

Streetlife


1

In spring four months dusk
Lighting my homeward evening walk
the stars with deliberate ascendancy
Adjust the horizon's cloud line

2

In pub through glass interiors
The fragments of ignored sound
No - some one sips entertainment
The raucous of a seduction
All teeth and outcome eyes

3

Calm at the idle memorial
Girls humble to their mobiles
Fashion bears a naive stomach
A gentle curve predicting gravidity
Beyond masks of innocent chatter

4

Marcus passes - over the road
Loose with alcohols ambled asymmetry
A pleasant of unco-ordination
Bemused smiling within his world

5

On the other pavement discerned
Arms and legs oscillate silhouttes
Beneath the yellow light fall
A tangle of fecund expletives
Resolve about some resolving route

Submitted: Sunday, May 12, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 13, 2013
Listen to this poem:

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?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

About translating observations one night walking home from work.

Comments about this poem (Streetlife by michael oliver )

Enter the verification code :

  • Steven Ralph (5/13/2013 11:00:00 AM)

    Your poems are like paintings (Lautrec) . We aren't shown everything, but that's why we love it. A peak through a hole in the fence. Distorted but beautiful. Fuzzy around the edges like a good marijuana buzz. Your walks home are pretty interesting! All teeth and outcome eyes is a favorite line. (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. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe

PoemHunter.com Updates

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Burns

When biting Boreas, fell and doure,
Sharp shivers thro' the leafless bow'r;
When Phoebus gies a short-liv'd glow'r,
Far south the lift,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Jessie Pope

 
[Hata Bildir]