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Womb of Sea

Womb of Sea

Foul weather cloud,
Wrathful steely shroud.
Cast marauder to a sea,
Sodden thunders, wretchedly.

Swashbuckler blood spilt,
Fathoms sank, ta bed of silt.
Ole Scra'ch curst me,
Ta fickle brackish sea.

Seafarer spielin' bard.
Me crew spare nary regard,
Scurvy jackal's yellowtail,
Harness Fairwinds, set sail.

Abandoned ta watery grave,
Mutinous act accost unbrave.
Nary a matey ta mourn,
Cap'ain sea-dog shorn.

Cradle me, womb of sea.
Β Frothy foam comfort me.
In me element, a fit death,
Quaff brine last breath.

Tis me mistress true,
Ne'ermore perils ta pursue.
Vixen siren lilt whisper'd
Brak ode, dyin' ta be heard
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Cherie Leigh

Hi Lisa...You are so great at narrative tales of the sea...and I especially like your siren references...That very last line leaves the poem perfect in its ominous tone of demise..."Vixen siren lilt whisper'dΒ Brak ode, dyin' ta be heard."Β  I always know your poems will be well thought out and every word has a purpose to paint the scene...Awesome!Β  xo Love n HugsΒ 

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Tony Taylor

WOW!! DARKLY!!.... to say the least!!..... your use of pirate-like slang manifests perfectly here.......I agree with C!!....you definitely have a knack for delivering the "BEAUTY" of the sea!!.......ALL STARS!!...... Well done LISA!!.......LOVE & ROCKETS!!........ xo T β€πŸ‘€πŸ‘

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Goode Benjamin

Someone's been watching pirate movies lol.
Well maybe I have, I was reading it envisioning the Pirates of the Carribean.Β 
I really liked the style of this one because I could imagine that.
Very good write my friend :)

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A Lonely Journey

Lisa,Β 
You're just a wonderful writer.Β 
Such a great tale, and such wonderful, fluid writing.Β 
No wonder we get along so well, you write so beautifully, and I...like reading good poetry!Β 
Awesome, my friend.Β 
Matthew.Β 

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A Lonely Journey

Thanks Lisa.Β 
Hey, how does that work? What are the contests? And who nominates people/ poems for them?Β 
Matthew.Β 

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A Lonely Journey

Oh wow. Thanks Lisa. I really appreciate all the kindness and knowledge you've imparted upon me. You're really nice, and I hope I'm not too much of a pain in the neck.Β 
Your friend,Β 
Matthew.Β 

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A Lonely Journey

You're a sweet person, and I really do appreciate you, even if I joke around too much, OK, Kiddo?Β 
Thanks,Β 
Matthew.Β 

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Richard Waters

" BETTER THAN, TOMB OF SEA. " You, have to consider DAVY JONES "locker ", as well as the " roller-coaster " ride which is the tempestuous WAVE. :) :) In the voyage of discovery, are the " tell-tale " signs of an inquisitive glance, or two, at prevailing conditions.
YOUR FATE depends on " fair winds ", on most occasions. UNLESS, YOU ARE IN PORT. When "grog " distributed by welcoming wenches, gives you " cause for concern. "Β  :)
TIE DOWN THE " MAIN SAIL. " If you are of a certain disposition,Β intent on the " DEAD CALM " approach. A storm then brews, do you not think ?
"TIME, AND TIDE, WAIT FOR NO MAN, OR WOMAN. " On this occasion. :) :)
LET LOOSE THE " DOGS OF WAR ", when frantic practicalities save one from a grim end. Including " drowning ", I am afraid. Who would not be " jittery " ? You, have to learn from what happens around you, to " manage " the situation in favour of life. But, probably, not as we know it. Especially considering marine evolutionary process. :) :)
NOW, THIS WRITE DOES " A JOB LOT " !! Does it not ? It points to that beyond stereotypical analogies and " hard-bitten " facts. You, do not wish for surprises, from the depths, to " sink your ship " !!! Do you ?
The AQUATIC creativity on display, brings the length of " the rope " into sight. Without, " hanging " involved !!! Therefore, the " PROMISED LAND " seems far closer. Do you agree ?
NICE ONE. TO BE TRULY " MULLED OVER " !! Probably, from a " gull " perspective !!! :) :) Not withstanding, that which can drop on " your head " !!! :) :)
Wishing you the " seas " you need, to speed along at " a keen rate of knots " !!! XX

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