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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sonnet CCCXL

Attired richly – handsome ship, where to?
The grandest feasts where held for all the crew,
the Kingdom’s King and Queen have visited.
A garland circled every maiden’s head –
the skies were never bluer on that day!

We once knew love, we once had known the way,
but now we sail, forgotten, and alone.
By fog obscured, by raging rainstorms blown,
we have no end to seek and no return.
The ocean looms at every futile turn
yet hopelessly we search for sight of land.
We curse the weather’s fiercely bitter hand
and suffer in our salty carousel,
remembering a time we knew ourselves.


  1. Ooh, I like it. What is the story behind this one?

  2. This one is really all about our own insecurities and uncertainties in life. Mainly, it asks the question, are we doing what we should be doing? Sometimes we figure it all out too late!

  3. Nice approach to the age old question
    "Where did we loose ourselves?"

  4. Thanks. I'm sure all of us feel lost that way sometimes.


A word is dead
When it is said,
Some say.

I say it just
Begins to live
That day.

- Emily Dickinson

Thanks, Wordle!