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" SouthWind " 'Twere it surely a wind from sultry hot south~ She which 'twere cause for all this night's play~ That wind which lifted drink to my mouth~ What may this be.... the Devil ye say! Nay & nay ne'er again~ Shall I sail such dastardly winds~ Ne'er I'll mind nor e'er so when~ That wind which prevails as kin to my sins~ Tossed as a cork in a sea of tumult & fire~ Energy aloft at topmasts & rigging~ Sent helter-skelter willy-nilly so dire~ Thus such wind did so cease to expire~ Further & longer then my ship did so fly~ North to those icelands & into frozen seas~ Faster & swifter she sails by & by~ Into those realms of lost sailor's pleas~ Now does this ice mountain afloat at my bow~ Seek to restrain me from that which must be~ 'Twere as though 'twere known well & by all~ My ship & so I... must sail this sea~ 'Round swings that needle... her card of no worth~ Southwinds so wishing to speed me along~ 'Round my ship sails those regions of warmth's dearth~ Into latitudes from whence springs such thus so strange song~ 'Twere it only that wind 'twere cause o'it all~ Might be found that I'd ne'er mind it at all~ Yet innocence ne'er a kindred spirit o'mine~ 'Twere truth to be known.... 'tis the Devil pays out my line~ Southwinds do blow now from verily astern~ Gaze as I must now look to the white~ Lost forever those warm breezes I now learn~ Wandering frigid seas so seems now my plight~ Oh how I long for that palm or lemon tree~ Those sands which once warmed me from deep under my keel~ Yet surely I am befuddled by age or this sea~ For ne'er a'fore had I e'er such a feel~ 'Tis as 'twere so long long ago~ A time I'd forgotten & forsaken so~ Those days of Southwinds which did across my bows blow~ From whence I had come & should e'er ne'er again go~ SeaWolf ©

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  1. Date: 11/21/2012 9:24:00 PM
    Seawolf,, Stopping by to greet you and every other soup poet, with a special thank you comment, during this wonderful Thanksgiving season. Hope you do not mind the time I am taking to express my sincere appreciation for any support you have offered during the years, or time you have been here on the soup. I am deeply thankful and extend to you my best wishes for a happy and healthy Poetic Magical Thanksgiving Day. *Always & Forever, the Poet Destroyer; -*

  1. Date: 12/13/2011 3:17:00 PM
    It all captures my imagination and I feel you probably have had more than a few adventures with the sea. Makes me want to know more about you my friend.

    SeaWolf Avatar Caribbean SeaWolf
    Date: 12/14/2011 6:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ahhhh.... but tis not it thus true... the more you read of me the more I know of you? Imagine to imagine... for imagination is all. SeaWolf