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Hands and knees
I’d climb to the coco-nut trees,
Face to the cliff as the stones patter down,
Up, up, up, staggering, stumbling,
Up to the top where the six trees stand….

And there would I rest, and lie,
My chin in my hands, and gaze
At the dazzle of sand below,
And the green waves curling slow,
And the grey-blue distant haze
Where the sea goes up to the sky….

And I’d say to myself as I looked so lazily down at the sea:
“There’s nobody else in the world, and the world was made for me.”

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    Christopher about 1 year ago

    Beautiful, Steve.

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    Steve McBrevity about 1 year ago

    I know Christopher, but it’s really not me but AA Milne topped and toed to make it 100 letters. The Island is one of my favourite poems, probably my favourite!

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    Christopher about 1 year ago

    I've never read that one but figured by the title it was based on something he wrote. Still beautiful, though. Drabbling is a talent that I wonder if some of the old masters would've been able to perfect.

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    Steve McBrevity about 1 year ago

    Just noticed from my comment that I ‘toed’ it - that must have been painful!

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    Christopher about 1 year ago

    Haha. I didn't catch that when I read the comment the first time.

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    Drew Martyn about 1 year ago

    I love this, I didn't get it until the last line, but it's great! :)

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