I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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22 April 2011

Message in a Bottle

If you find this, I am on an island
west of Hawaii five nautical miles
or thereabouts — my compass has been lost.
I survived. I even found the treasure.
But my mates sailed off and never came back.
They were always fools! I don’t want rescue,
I’m very happy here. The food is good,
the scenery and the lifestyle superb.
I’m on my own adventure holiday.
But I crave a companion, and some love.


This is not part of the Letter Challenge I'm doing this month. It comes from Robert Lee Brewer's Poetic Asides blog, where he is offering prompts for his annual April Poem a Day Challenge, which I am not doing this year because I am doing the letters instead. He also recently offered a form challenge: The Big 10. I couldn't resist, and killed two birds with one stone as the prompt Message in a Bottle seemed to fit well with my 30 days of letters.

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