V. Vituli

 

In Captivity

By V. Vituli. Taken from the book Interlude.

 

Thousands of miles of sea and land,

Turbulent waters and choking sand;

Towering mountains that reach for the sky,

Peaceful valleys that aeons pass by:

Roaring town in war-time haste,

Quiet valley in Rembrandt taste;

Tangle jungle, trackless, wild,

Ploughed fields, haystacks piled;

Miles and miles of land and sea

'Twixt you and me, in captivity.