by Gay Reiser Cannon
(Port Aransas, TX)

For Derek Walcott

Like pebbles on the beach at Brighton
You snatch them up and skim them
Out across the waves
There the sea will catch them, polish them
Make them even more brilliant

I might find one
Tucked in among the millions I could find
How artful, I would think, I can
Impress my friends who'd think me clever
To arrest it from the scene

But should you come to see me
You would laugh at my lone object
Scraped from the English sea
Why – you would wonder – make it so hard to find
When they're all out there for free

© 2010 - Gay Reiser Cannon

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by: Maggie

you did not include a metaphor

Thank you
by: Anonymous

This poem was rejected in several submissions. I thought it would fit the type of poems for several places that I submitted it. One editor said it lacked anything poetic, wasn't poetry and that I should abandon the art altogether. I was (needless to say) stunned!

So to have someone like it is unbelievably gratifying. Thank you again.

by: CherylFaith

Multi-layered, multi-sensual imagery...You brought me to the Place you described...Your metaphorical language is skillful and beautiful!
I look forward to reading more of your Art.
ps I cannot figure out how to find people on this site, other than by doing a Google search! I will search for more of yours. HeartThanks for your lovely review of my "Thoughts While Contemplating
Canto III, Aztec Eyes..."

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