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Sail

Summer fields
bursting with life,
the ocean that bears
it all - every savage storm
that rages over
its satin surface,

the night-sails
that glow in the light
of a mystic moon
colliding with clouds
haphazardly
strewn across the sky.

Together,
they form the memories
I hold most dear.
In my heart
the broken seas mirror
the blue in your eyes,

the fertile fields feed
your strawberry mouth,
so soft and sweet - I can still recall
how my heart set sail
singing like a drunken sailor
the first time I saw you.




Poetry by Nathalia
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Written on 2015-07-12 at 17:24

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Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
Very beautiful. The imagery is splendid :)
2015-07-15



it hard to say it's a poem with a meaning unless you come to the last three lines when you focus back on the subject.
how my heart set sail
singing like a drunken sailor
the first time I saw you.

btw it could be sinking for singing

and here again there is a complete reverse action, the heart set sail, leaves its place but the meaning becomes clearer, it said sails not to leave the ground/body but to follow his beloved.
2015-07-13



Every stanza linked to the others with vivid images, starting out from a distance and focusing in on a specific person and a specific time in the past. Nice work.
2015-07-12



You write with honest tenderness:)
2015-03-04


StillHoppin The PoetBay support member heart!
I *love* the last part of this: "I can still recall how my heart set sail singing like a drunken sailor the first time I saw you." That is so incredibly awesome!! Excellently written poem, throughout!!!
2013-03-18


Göran Gustafsson
My favorite lines are

the ocean that bears it all
every savage storm
that rages over its satin surface

We are but a fragile culture built on top of a raw savage organic life.

:-) GG
2013-03-18


Ivan R
Not only the feelings, but the scenery, everything has a meaning, a good poem must have both, and this one does it so well. So good.
2013-03-09


shells
Wow, so lovely, this piece certainly sails along with its descriptive phrasing, my favourite has to be," how my heart set sail singing like a drunken sailor."
2013-03-05


ngaio Beck
Very descriptive of one of tose lovely times.
2013-03-04