Heaven Under the Oleanders

Sense the romance of Bermuda

Smell its floral notes

Taste the tropical life

 

Pastel houses with white roofs

Pristine pink sandy beaches

Sparkling azure, sensuous sea

 

Roadside oleanders grow tall

Rose, pink and white blossoms

Perfume hangs over the island

 

Catacomb of caves under salty sea

Coral reefs in kaleidoscope colors

Hear waves crash down upon ocean rocks

 

Fishing boats speckle the bay

Weighing the day’s catch dockside

Sun reflects in marlin’s shiny fin

 

Cedars touch bright blue skies

Taste an avocado fresh from tree

Lavender when sun meets water

 

Hot sunny days with balmy nights

Snapshots stored in mind’s eye-

Heaven

 

Published by the UK Poetry Library

and The Royal Gazette of Bermuda