Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership


ken colonsay Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled A THOUSAND SHIPS which was written by poet ken colonsay. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by ken colonsay

Best Ken Colonsay Poems

+ Fav Poet



Is this the face, this old hulk in the salt marsh? 
Is this my lady with creaking timbers
 and peeling skin? 

 A mere figurehead, a turkey prow, 
missing one oar, grandiloquent, vainglorious, 
still fighting the old sea-battles
with the wind and waves

the thousand ships
 that lie at the bottom of the sea. 

Copyright © ken colonsay

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 8/2/2011 1:44:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one in the PoetrySoup International Poetry contest Ken. I wish you the best in the final round. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/10/2011 12:27:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week Ken. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/10/2011 6:51:00 AM
    inspiring... moving... thank you for sharing this wonderful work...

  1. Date: 1/13/2011 5:00:00 PM
    No one is to blame..The winds and waves are mostly the reason..Sara

  1. Date: 1/12/2011 6:09:00 PM
    Im not familiar with the names, but I did like your unusual theme BG