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A dinghy ride by starlight

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A dinghy ride by starlight

There is an echo even now. Awakening 
From haunted dreams, late in the night
A memory of a dinghy ride by starlight:

The noise of the motor reverberating
Off the coast, above the rushing waves,
Cold and damp from sea spray and rain:

Phosphorescent glittering streams in
Our passing wake arise from unknown 
Depths as we skim their salty matrix:

A shoreline strewn with the debris of
That unending war: A warning to steer 
Clear off, but to keep a parallel course: 

Dark ragged hills like a rip in the fabric
Of a jet black sky and the ghostly white 
Foam of the relentless Solomon Sea:

Speak not of crows for I have seen them
In a mist shrouded morning at Rabaraba
Where they held their nodding congress.

And Champion’s surprise at finding me
There, upon his arrival, was worth a
Hundred voyages into Anuki Country.

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  1. Date: 7/17/2013 2:11:00 PM
    Michael Dom, where are you from? *" You are hidden in lines of your mysterious poem **. You have not seen a crow until you have seen the ones at the Tower of London.** Run, don't walk... There was a character actor named Herbert Dom. ** Any relation? ** I live near a relentless sea. One learns to respect her, or else .. Thank you for reading me. Poetry is my life. Nola

  1. Date: 7/11/2013 8:22:00 PM
    Great escapades of beauty and grandeur Michael, love this xxx

  1. Date: 3/11/2013 9:21:00 AM
    It seems you are able to take the reader along.....in spirit, into the mist of your beautiful poem......what a wonderful journey, and a beautiful poem!

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 9:46:00 PM
    MICHAEL , ;-) CONGRATULATIONS with your awesome free verse poem, in Catie's contest....good night , LINDA

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 7:04:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Dom Avatar Michael Dom
    Date: 3/10/2013 8:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Tanikiu! :-)
  1. Date: 3/10/2013 2:19:00 PM
    Wonderful free verse, Michael. Congratulations on your win in my free verse contest. Hugs, Catie :)

    Dom Avatar Michael Dom
    Date: 3/10/2013 8:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Catie. Cheers!