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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sailing




Sail

I sail a sliver of a silver boat
canvas snapping round the bend
heat and wind follow in my wake as
I sail a sliver of a silver boat
I avoid the arc of surrender –
scan the horizon for helpmates
but in the end in a splendid splash
of archaic modernism I bend to the
curve of the slap of the sail around
the bend of this spinning marble and
pick up my single stitch of shine – my
tiny trip in this colossal sea as I sail
my sliver of a silver boat – alone the
scent of frangipani, futility and hope
pushing me onward … ever onward 
I sail my sliver 



The Sunday Whirl

15 comments:

  1. Each word fits perfectly - I really got lulled into the rhythm and movement of those silver slivers

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  2. A wonderful read, and all the more because of "frangipani." (Just fund to say!) Delightful!!!

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  3. I love the weaving of the repeated line throughout the poem. This is a very cool write, Pearl.

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  4. I absolutely LOVE this. I, too, am sailing my sliver!

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  5. Great use of repitition. It seems like a race toward meaning. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. such a lovely poem, a sliver of hope :)

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  7. Excellent feel to your words, lovely writing.

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  8. What an image of life....and I loved these lines...

    'I bend to the
    curve of the slap of the sail around
    the bend of this spinning marble and
    pick up my single stitch of shine'

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  9. Love the imagery in this poem, Pearl. May we have hope to push us forward on our individual silver boats!

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  10. I love the sound of a sliver of a silver boat.

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  11. Lovely! I always admire one-sentence poems, and in this one I love the repetitions and the way it seems to move like sailing boat; and I love the content both literally and metaphorically.

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  12. How is it in times like these we need to visit our imaginings to somehow make our world seem right...and 'sailing a sliver of a silver boat' seems to be a great thing to do!

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  13. Powerful imagery of the lone traveler and the meaning hidden there for us all.

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