Treasure Island

ONElia AVElar

(Bulgaria)

the arc of SMILE


A face
emerged again from space...
Time,
a distorting soulless mirror
changes brutally the shapes...
But yet the smile,
that arc of lips,
the curves,
the flaps,
becoming deeper
like palm lines
where an identity
was saved;
unaltered ego of a kid
a childish corn -
the arc of smile
for life archived.

Sofia, 02. July 2008

Submitted: Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Edited: Monday, March 23, 2009

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  • Naseer Ahmed Nasir (4/28/2009 2:44:00 AM)

    A deliberately mysterious poem and seeming to have a hidden meaning in its essence. The Arc of Smile indeed remains the same through ages and spreads the happiness in its divine pattern......

    Best Wishes
    Naseer (Report) Reply

  • Kesav Easwaran (8/20/2008 5:23:00 AM)

    marvelous imagery there on time...this arc of smile born of lips reflects on cheeks eyes...well, on the entire face...a reflection of the mind behind...good 'smiley' poem 10 (Report) Reply

  • Rebel Heart (7/15/2008 5:30:00 AM)

    There is nothing quite as beautiful as a natural smile - and the smile you have painted here is one that lights up the page. Lovely imagery throughout. (Report) Reply

  • C. P. Sharma (7/15/2008 4:10:00 AM)

    You are a juggler of words and imagery who slowly and silently steals into the readers' heart and finally captures it. Your innocent arched smile through two curved rose petals is really winsome. It is superb poetry and flows wonderfully well. (Report) Reply

  • Coach Roth (7/4/2008 3:27:00 AM)

    A smile is one of the facial expressions that every child has instinctively, without being taught or imitating...beutiful write...Coach (Report) Reply

  • Original Unknown Girl (7/3/2008 8:17:00 AM)

    I read somewhere that smiles are contagious and it only takes one to get another one and so forth. Often a smile has the ability to bring us down, a real weapon of mass seduction! I love this poem Onelia for what it represents. HG: -) xx (Report) Reply

  • Rema Prasanna (7/3/2008 12:56:00 AM)

    I liked this smile, a radiant gleam from the mirror of life it reflects beyond time and space, , endearing a skill I can find as usual from you Onelia..10+.

    Rema.. (Report) Reply

  • Donall Dempsey (7/2/2008 10:11:00 AM)

    This makes me smile with pleasure...I love the thoughts that you think and how the word is made flesh. Beautiful!

    love Donall Donall (Report) Reply

  • Paolo Giuseppe Mazzarello (7/2/2008 3:27:00 AM)

    'Cui non risere parentes'...The ones who hadn't love by their parents. This way Virgil wrote about some unlucky people. However the Latin word 'risere' means, more or less, to smile. People smile at those who they love. This starts at childhood and continues for a long time. In the middle there are the influences of the intimate conflicts, as well as the possibility of finding our lost loves again. Poetry has a special task in it. Onelia showed well this possibility. I was forgetting...Onelia made me terribly happy! (Report) Reply

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