Paradise on Earth

A collection of poems by David Morin

The Islands

In the middle of the Indian Ocean lay a group of very small islands

The islands were not much above sea level

The single runway was very short and precarious

From the runway a very small boat could be or rather was taken to the neighbouring islands

The single engine plane arrived at sunrise crossing an Ocean of green and blue

Round the islands the dolphins were always there or never far away swarms if multi coloured fish swam in the shallows up towards the silver sands

It was warm all day but not too warm

At the end of the day the sun sank slowly, every so slowly into the ocean

The sunset was beyond poetic words a taste of paradise