Spirit of the Fishing Boat

Updated on July 18, 2020
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Lorna is a published writer with a particular interest in narrative poetry, which she finds therapeutic.

Rays of dappled sunlight kiss the aging sail

Unfurling under the sigh of a gentle breeze

As young waves playfully lap against your side

Caressing the many splinters of bygone days

Nestled in the grooves of the careworn wood


Whispers of the ocean steal across your bow

Where howling tempests and crashing waves

Danced in wild abandon, testing the mighty sea

Filling your nets with a bounty of shooting stars

Held in a mystic current of wayward ripples


Beneath the fury of the swell, peace resides

Where silence awakens in solitude’s stillness

Echoed by the spirits of ancient mariners

In the ebb and flow of a timeless cadence

Paying homage to the master of the seas


Where a silver moon casts its twilight shadows

You come to rest within the embrace of the cove

As languid waters reluctant to touch the shores

Return to your side in a multitude of tiny ripples

Protected by the soft glow of your guiding light


Your humble frame belies an inner strength

Firmly anchored by a heart attuned to love

As you sail into the mist of a dawn spring tide

Where the anger of the gathering storm clouds

Dissipates in a veil of silence on the wings of peace

© 2020 Lorna Lamon

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    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      6 weeks ago

      Thank you for your lovely comment Tery - appreciated. Take care.

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      Tery Peta 

      6 weeks ago from Bulgaria

      Beautiful poem, I love it. Great job, Lorna!

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      Lorna Lamon 

      2 months ago

      Thank you for the lovely comments Denise and I'm glad you enjoyed this poem. Take care.

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      Denise McGill 

      2 months ago from Fresno CA

      That's beautiful and peaceful. It rolls like the waves on the beach. Lovely, full of remembrances and long-age voyages.

      Blessings,

      Denise

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      2 months ago

      Thank you for your kind and generous comments Chitrangada which mean a lot to me. Take care.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautiful poem, with deep thoughts. Gives us the message of love, hope, perseverance and peace. We can overcome any trials and tribulations of life, with faith and hope.

      As always, I love the way you choose your words, to create the imagery.

      Thanks for sharing.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      2 months ago

      Thank you Vandna for visiting and your lovely comment.

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      thoughtsprocess 

      2 months ago from Navsari (India)

      Beautifully crafted.

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      2 months ago

      Thank you for your kind comments Mary which mean so much to me. I'm delighted you enjoyed this poem. Take care and keep safe.

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      Mary Norton 

      2 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      I can read your poem over and over again, Lorna. It has so much depth.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      2 months ago

      Always good to see you Devika and I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem. Take care and keep safe.

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      2 months ago

      Thank you for the lovely comments Eman which I appreciate. Take care.

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      Eman Abdallah Kamel 

      2 months ago from Egypt

      Beneath the fury of the swell, peace resides... A poem with deep and beautiful meanings. Thank you, Lorna.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I watched boats sail in the local town and admired the owners strengths in fishing and caring for their boats. Your poem us beautiful.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      2 months ago

      Glad you enjoyed the poem Kyler - I still love to watch the sailboats. I often go sailing when the weather is calm, however, it changes in Ireland quite rapidly. There is a real sense of freedom on a boat which I can't really explain. Thank you for visiting and your lovely comments which I appreciate.

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      Kyler J Falk 

      2 months ago from Corona, CA

      My goodness, Lorna, this poem goes so well with my day yesterday. I can feel the spirit of the boat as I run my fingers through my sand-filled hair and still smell the salt on my skin. We sat for multiple hours watching the sailboats sailing, the fishing boats heading out for their daily haul, and the water crash and recede.

      You nearly captured the spirit of the entire ocean and not just the fishing boat with this one. It had me sailing away in my own mind. Amazing!

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      2 months ago

      Thank you for your insightful and kind comments Vidya. We mustn't lose hope in these terrible times and I feel the fishing boat is all about hope. Take care and stay safe.

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      VIDYA D SAGAR 

      2 months ago

      A very inspiring and beautiful poem Lorna. In these stressful times, we need to be like the fishing boat with an inner strength and heart full of love. We can then surmount any obstacle like the fishing boat which faces dangers every day.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      2 months ago

      Thank you for your kind comment Chatra and I'm glad you enjoyed this poem.

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      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      2 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Yes, the poem is nice.

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      CHATRA RAM 

      2 months ago from BARMER INDIA

      Very Nice!

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      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      2 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Lorna, I appreciated your kind comments.

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      2 months ago

      I'm touched by your beautiful comments Pamela, they mean a lot.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      2 months ago from Sunny Florida

      I felt like I might have been in that boat where grace and love abound. This is a very beautiful poem, Lorna.

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      2 months ago

      Thank you for your kind and generous comments Lora which are always appreciated. Take care my friend.

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      Lora Hollings 

      2 months ago

      I can just picture this boat with your beautiful and vivid description, Lorna. It symbolizes strength, hope, and love which can endure no matter how extreme are the trials which assail it, persevering till the end of time. What a wonderful metaphor for life and the power of love. Such an inspiring poem!

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      Lorna Lamon 

      2 months ago

      I'm glad you enjoyed this poem Monika and thank you for your lovely comments.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      2 months ago

      Thank you for your kind comments Jusmi which are always appreciated.

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      2 months ago

      It's always good to see you John and thank you for your lovely comments. Take care.

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      John Hansen 

      2 months ago from Queensland Australia

      This poem is just sublime, Lorna. It shows peace and love will overcome all. Beautiful descriptions.

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      Jusmi Saikia 

      2 months ago from Bangalore, India

      Always in love and awe with your words Lorna Maam !!

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      Monika Kushwaha 

      2 months ago from India

      You twirl the words so well Lorna that one can't escape their depth.

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      manatita44 

      2 months ago from london

      Awesome! A bringing forth of Love, then? The line that I like to use with a capital 'L.' Peace.

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      2 months ago

      You are very kind Ann and I'm delighted you enjoyed this poem. Thank you for your lovely comments and your support. Take care.

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      2 months ago

      It's always a pleasure to see you JC and thank you for the lovely comments. Appreciated.

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      2 months ago

      Your comments are always so generous Rosina and this verse is very meaningful. I've always had a vivid imagination and I'm glad it now has an outlet. Thank you for visiting and your supportive comments.

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      2 months ago

      Good to see you Bill and I appreciate your lovely comments. Take care.

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      2 months ago

      Hi Manatita, Poetry means different things to different people, however, in writing this poem I imagined the sun's golden rays of wisdom and hope, anchored in a pure love. As always your comments are appreciated.

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      2 months ago

      I'm touched by your kind comments Ankita and thank you for visiting - appreciated.

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      2 months ago

      Always good to see you Eric and thank you for your kind comments which are always appreciated.

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      2 months ago

      Thank you for your insightful comments Peggy which are always appreciated. Take care.

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      2 months ago

      I'm delighted you can relate to this poem Miebakagh in a personal way. Thank you for commenting - appreciated.

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      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      2 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Lorna, this is a great poem that related to me. I am a fisher and I perceive the spirit of the boat. Thanks for sharing.

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      Peggy Woods 

      2 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Your poetry expresses so much in just a few well-chosen words. In addition to the power of the water, sometimes "tiny ripples," and at other times "howling tempests," there is the humble frame of the boat. It has the "inner strength" to withstand it all. All of us, hopefully, have the force of spirit to navigate the waters of life successfully.

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      Eric Dierker 

      2 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I can feel the tidal waves. Lovely.

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      Ankita B 

      2 months ago

      This couldn't have been more beautifully written. I love your works.

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      manatita44 

      2 months ago from london

      Such golden rays! A deeper search for love perhaps ... a bringing forth of Love, perhaps? Exquisite poetry.

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      Bill De Giulio 

      2 months ago from Massachusetts

      Lorna, this is beautiful. Well done.

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      Rosina S Khan 

      2 months ago

      As I chose my favorite verse in this fantastic poem, I found out that Ann had also highlighted some lines from this verse. Yes, I loved the verse immediately before the last verse, which leads to your wild imagination. Here are those lines from my fave verse:

      Where a silver moon casts its twilight shadows

      You come to rest within the embrace of the cove

      As languid waters reluctant to touch the shores

      Return to your side in a multitude of tiny ripples

      Protected by the soft glow of your guiding light

      Thank you, Lorna, for your beautiful contribution. We all know you have a terrific way with words and can weave them into anything you desire. That indeed is very commendable.

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      JC Scull 

      2 months ago from Gainesville, Florida

      Beautiful....!!! I like the picture too.

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      Ann Carr 

      2 months ago from SW England

      The power of your verse never ceases to amaze me, Lorna. Love the lines, 'As languid waters reluctant to touch the shores Return to your side in a multitude of tiny ripples'. Great depth and emotion in this.

      Ann

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