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A THOUSAND SHIPS

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A THOUSAND SHIPS

A THOUSAND SHIPS 


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. 

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  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 poem..an unusual theme BG