The Albatross Seabird: A Sailor’s Charm or a Human’s Burden?
The Albatross Seabird: A Sailor's Charm, or a Human's Burden?
The seabird, the Albatross, travels improbable distances in short spans of time.
Their large wings are a majestic span of up to 12 feet which facilitates the long-distance trips they perform. They glide, catching the wind up drafts above the ocean’s waves for more lift, and thereby, conserving energy along the way.
The Albatross seabird is often seen hanging around ships or boats that leave a trail of fish waste products.
The Albatross is surrounded by superstition rather than myth or folklore. This superstitious connection is about both being a symbol of good luck and bad luck. The good luck and bad luck association comes essentially from the poem, the Ancient Marnier, written by poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The Albatross in this tale, is about misdeed, misadventure and misfortune.
Here are my thoughts about this graceful seabird. I hope you enjoy this poem.
My seabird poem for you....
Magnanimous spread of white,
circling the southern seas plight,
avoiding the shark’s eatery,
becoming the sailor’s charm of mystery.
A wondering soul and heart,
she knows and understands in part,
the preening of the long-distance comet,
by having overcome the heart’s promise.
Step up the gentle flirting and teasing,
to follow the dance steps of courtship pleasing,
so, one can revive,
a waning love’s ship swan dive.
The speak of the eternal winds,
catching and moving the ocean tide’s mind.
Teaching monogamy and loyalty,
with the ebb and flow of independence buoyancy.
Laughter and light conversations,
soothes and relaxes limitations.
Opening up the heart,
to unlock life doors, called Descartes.
She knows the fretting battles,
of the Artic and Siberia hassles.
Her quest is to overcome,
conservatism, dogmatism and falsities drummed.
She has been given the role,
of carrying a stigma scroll,
which can’t be easily thrown off,
her source is Fatima’s hand of love.
I have seen an albatross in flight?
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