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The Last Vessel

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Below is the poem entitled The Last Vessel which was written by poet Carrie Richards. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Last Vessel


There is a brush of wind sweeping roughshod over the shore
Festering foamy white caps on the crest of the waves
Disembodied voices I think I've heard before
Are rising from the mist of the liquid haze

White-feathered angel wings spreading wide and low
Swoop down below the angry crimson wide
Welcoming  home the trollers, row by weary row
As the beacon skims the waters, and the coming of the tide

The sun is clinging helplessly, on the edges of the earth
As one last vessel, trudges in, looking  worn and spent
Lagging far behind, and longing home and hearth
Yet with sense of work well done, after long day's sweat, 

It burrows in, at end of day, from all those travels, far
The one last vessel, weary worn, cuts a furrow in the stars





For Francine's Contest :"On The Ocean Waves"

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  1. Date: 8/9/2012 6:10:00 AM

    A well deserved win for you. Congratulations Carrie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/7/2012 12:52:00 PM

    Beauty and sketches start oozing from the very first line of this lovely write my friend. It was a joy to read this sweet and lovely write Carrie. Thank you for your precious comments on my new Poem and congratulations on your well deserving win. Love and best wishes always...Ravindra...Carrie Richards

  1. Date: 8/6/2012 10:38:00 AM

    Too many wonderful lines in this melancholiac poem, Carrie! Belated congratulations! Ruben.

  1. Date: 8/6/2012 8:18:00 AM

    So wonderful sonnet you have penned. Congratulations for being the top winner in contests!

  1. Date: 8/5/2012 10:48:00 AM

    A beautful sonnet, Carrie...I get such a peaceful feeling from this! Congrats on your wonderful win! Love and Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 12:47:00 PM

    love this beautiful sonnet, Carrie - wonderful descriptions. And congrats on your wins : )

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 1:27:00 PM

    Wonderful, with a dreamy sense. Congrats! :) Tanya

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 10:16:00 AM

    Always with eyes filled with wander when I read your poetry, well done Carrie, congrats on your super winning poetry, love vie

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 8:26:00 AM

    Congratulations Carrie xx

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 5:01:00 AM

    Yes I see Congratulations are in order, great well deserved win!

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 5:00:00 AM

    Lovely Sonnet Carrie. So enjoyed reading it.