of a run aground ship and winged crows- published twice…

marked depth of saltwater by a
yardstick in inches,
storm clouds receding like
playground children
into secret places, oak timber
painted white
painted red
ran aground in a mist,
in a rainy fog, crew abandoned…
fallen sails and
mitered joints left
to rot in mud, on a forgotten
shore, winged crows
to nest in a timbered mast,
reeds grab and choke
the oxygen
out of splintered wood,
last breath taken, gasping,
choking…
a trickle of saltwater,
then a torrent, canvas hoisted
by an updraft,
sets sail, no longer moored,
crows cast adrift
in flight, wings like
oars in clouds.

Copyright © 01/04/14 lance sheridan®

 

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13 comments on “of a run aground ship and winged crows- published twice…

  1. Hi!! I’ve nominated you for “Sunshine Blogger Award”. Link down below:
    https://wp.me/pa9js8-aa

  2. Thank you- you as well!

  3. Anny says:

    Yes I like it !! 🙂

  4. As always, Lance, your imagery is breathtaking: “reeds grab and choke the oxygen out of splintered wood” I know of no other poet who can paint pictures with such feeling and accuracy.

  5. aruna3 says:

    A nice n lovely piece.

  6. We feel the death of this ship like the death of a loved one.

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