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The Stork I

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© G.V. 09/25/2012 All Rights Reserved
© G.V. 12/04/2013 All Rights Reserved
(Iambic Pentameter)


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The Stork I


The ship arrived surrounded by fog's dew,
his years she carried on her seaward tracks,
the wide upfront, horizon's line was dark,
- a stork he was, comradely to her crew.

(Thus, curious, he stood upon the moors,
projecting epitome of their rejoice,
and stern, the sea-waves' hum, repressed their voice,
enduring memory the dusk allures.)

A trenchant stork, with harbors in cahoot,
side-gazing for the sunken to discern,
Perceived the sea-men deftness and concern,
applied the color of night's darkened soot.

The dusk abraded then, the ship's details,
still numbness; maybe was the ship that stared,
as his persistent - curious eyes paired
with mind's perseverance, head-rope and brails.

Around the ship quizzical boats tripped,
like wooden cradles-coffins, they were stray,
companions lost beyond skylines' array,
sea's signalizing roar, on moorings whipped.

( Their sacrosanct ascent designed the stairs,
for spotless angels to walk amidst light blue,
like then the stork recited what was true,
- a dark night ship, for his bird's story cares.

And then they fled to skies - two comets' glows
that cut through distances, in ardent Spring
a song for wanderers, harmonic link,
- the emerald of Aegean shallows. )

What foolishness of storks, invites the ship,
stray souls to marry in night's ebon phase,
two finger-funnels tall, on skies to praise,
wraiths' upstage flight, on everlasting trip?

© G.V. 09/25/2012 All Rights Reserved
(Iambic Pentameter)

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  1. Date: 12/3/2013 5:48:00 PM
    Awesome Iambic, Giorgio. . Love the line: A stork I was. to balance on one foot. Great images. Oh, on the Apollo's Soul, that was not my dog actually. I wrote that poem on behalf of a friend, whose dog she had named Apollo. It's not a name I would ever call a dog!!

  1. Date: 5/20/2013 8:28:00 PM
    Hi, Giorgio, stopping in to say goodnight. tomorrow's a brand new day. Hope you have control over all steps... Linda

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    Date: 5/21/2013 11:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It's only a poem :) Thank you.
  1. Date: 5/19/2013 11:01:00 AM
    Your poetry is surreal and filled with utter beauty, so much like your soul, thank you for sharing this have a great day xxx