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Midnight Pearl

 "Midnight Pearl"

There is none faster to traverse the seas
Or stirring terror in hearts 'round the world.
Her sails as black as midnight steal the breeze.
This envy of the deep is called the Pearl.

She lies in wait near trade routes of the East
For loaded frigates bound to England's coast.
With Calcutta to Canton's cargoed feast,
They're pillaged, plundered, raped and put to roast!

Though, East India Trading Company,
Enraged by constant smuggling and the rut,
Fights harsh without success relentlessly,
The Pearl takes spoil and always doubled up.

It's midnight, Pearl, your hatches all dogged tight...
Horizon bound, more frigates yearn to fight!

by~deborah burch©

English/Shakespearian Sonnet

For PD's contest:any poem

Copyright © Deborah Burch

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  1. Date: 5/4/2013 8:01:00 AM
    Definetly one worth working on a wee bit more pull this one out & we will. Light & Love [this message will be repeated to save US time ;)] SONNETS, & BALLAD forms are good for what you are writing about Deb!

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 3:04:00 PM
    Congrats, Deb. Excellent write. hugs, Ralph

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 1:58:00 PM
    You go girl!...Stunning and brilliant...felt like I was reading Moby Dick or something...Congrats - Travis

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 10:10:00 AM
    I love reading your sonnets and they almost always have a historical flavor and hold you to the very last1

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 10:01:00 PM
    Deborah,, an excellent poem, for my contest CONGRATULATIONS :-) Goodnight~ PD

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 4:27:00 AM
    This is a wonderful rendering Deborah, reads like an old master, got to be a winner. harry

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 4/22/2012 4:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Harry :)
  1. Date: 4/21/2012 8:35:00 AM
    Now, that, that up there, is what I call a MINT sonnet. Russell, hold on tight. I want to pirate this one for my own contest. Deborah---this is WINNING. "steal the breeze" !?! How PERFECT a metaphor for a pirate ship. The very air is not safe...alliteration,, question "yern" are you writing old english to suit the piece or is it just a typo, "yearn" . Also, and's? or and? I just want to make sure your shoelaces are tied so you can step HIGH up on that podium. I'm calling a winner.

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 4/21/2012 8:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :) thank you ...fixed...I had even spelled my name love, deb
    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 4/21/2012 8:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    oh, Cyndi, thank you. no not doing old english should be yearn? will fix...but was looking at proper tense for and's/and is so could remain as 10 syllables and in iambic...if I go to and what do you see?