Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Janice Scott, iBurton Pines, iHank LeGrand, iZannah Hackett, iC Schutter, iAllen Smith, iJerry Engler, i

  Home > Poetry > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Ruan Mills Burke

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Articles
· Poetry
· Stories
· 225 Titles
· 1,151 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: May, 2011

Ruan Mills Burke, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Run, Rasputin Run! (Book 3): Rasputin's Redemption
by Jennifer Miller

Rasputin, the most feared wolf in the forest, bent on revenge for old insults. But then one night his life is turned around and a new future presents itself... will the o..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
The Landlord's Guide to a Successful Business
by Nancy Neville

Step by step instructions on how to be a landlord and keep tenants long term...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Popular Poetry (Poetry)
  1.  G R A S S
  2.  Words Will Never Express How Lucky I am to
  3.  Love is Like a Flower
  4.  Water Kinda Runnin' Kinda Dim
  5.  A Little Drop of Rain
  6.  A Poem In MInd
  7.  Withdrawn...
  8.  Ominous
  9.  Hands On Arms Around
  10.  distant drama and mended wounds
  11.  You Donít Know Me
  12.  The Liar
  13.  It's Simple
  14.  Blood Of A Slave, Heart Of A King
  15.  Facing the fuure
  17.  Blessed
  18.  association
  19.  A Husband, A Father & Friend
  20.  Freedom of Speech

Jazzy's Island
by Ruan Mills Burke

Saturday, June 04, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by Ruan Mills Burke
•  Cultural Difference
•  Our Boy
•  Cocoon
•  November Stains
•  All Hallows' Eve
           >> View all 172

My dog, Jasper, is obsessed with the island in the lake where we walk. I often wondered what he was thinking. It might be this...


Fallen trees in shades of green 
Willows over waters lean 
The Cormorant attends his post 
Of this fine place he is the host 

Rabbits skipping here and there 
Ducks and Moorhens gather where 
The breezes 'cross the lake can't go 
And birds fly hither, to and fro 

Jasper, with his eyes aloft 
Dreams of swimming to his croft 
He stands out there at water's edge 
His mind engaging in a pledge 

To found a pirate ship anew 
The cormorants as men and crew 
Then purge the shallows to the north 
And drive the ducks and moorhens forth 

The birds that fly there, to and fro 
Will find they're Captain Jazzy's foe 
He'll leap and shout to halt their flight 
Dancing around in sheer delight 

Chasing rabbits east to west 
Favours for the Captains chest 
Then sheltered in his cosy keep 
He'll settle for a well-earned sleep 

Our youngster with his wistful eye 
Suddenly emits a sigh 
Across the lake where all is calm 
No living thing has come to harm 

And all the while from on the shore 
He looks across and dreams some more 
Of all that he could take in hand 
On Jasper's very own Island 

Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Susan Bergeron 7/10/2011
we all need deams...Sue
Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.