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Spirit of the Fishing Boat

Lorna is a published writer with a particular interest in narrative poetry, which she finds therapeutic.

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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

Comments

Lorna Lamon (author) on August 07, 2020:

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

Tery Peta from Bulgaria on August 07, 2020:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 21, 2020:

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

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on July 21, 2020:

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 (author) on July 21, 2020:

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

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on July 21, 2020:

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.

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 21, 2020:

Thank you Vandna for visiting and your lovely comment.

thoughtsprocess from Navsari (India) on July 21, 2020:

Beautifully crafted.

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 20, 2020:

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.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on July 20, 2020:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 20, 2020:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 20, 2020:

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

Eman Abdallah Kamel from Egypt on July 20, 2020:

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

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on July 20, 2020:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 19, 2020:

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.

Kyler J Falk from Corona, CA on July 19, 2020:

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 (author) on July 19, 2020:

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.

VIDYA D SAGAR on July 19, 2020:

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.

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 18, 2020:

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

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on July 18, 2020:

Yes, the poem is nice.

CHATRA RAM from BARMER INDIA on July 18, 2020:

Very Nice!

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on July 18, 2020:

Lorna, I appreciated your kind comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 18, 2020:

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

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on July 18, 2020:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 18, 2020:

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

Lora Hollings on July 18, 2020:

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!

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 18, 2020:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 18, 2020:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 18, 2020:

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

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on July 18, 2020:

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

Jusmi Saikia from Bangalore, India on July 18, 2020:

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

Monika Kushwaha from India on July 18, 2020:

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

manatita44 from london on July 18, 2020:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 18, 2020:

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 (author) on July 18, 2020:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 18, 2020:

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 (author) on July 18, 2020:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 18, 2020:

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 (author) on July 18, 2020:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 18, 2020:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 18, 2020:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 18, 2020:

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

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on July 18, 2020:

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.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 18, 2020:

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.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on July 18, 2020:

I can feel the tidal waves. Lovely.

Ankita B on July 18, 2020:

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

manatita44 from london on July 18, 2020:

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

Bill De Giulio from Massachusetts on July 18, 2020:

Lorna, this is beautiful. Well done.

Rosina S Khan on July 18, 2020:

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.

JC Scull from Gainesville, Florida on July 18, 2020:

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

Ann Carr from SW England on July 18, 2020:

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