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Embraced Between Sea and Stars

I had my first glimpse of her from the sandy beach,
her silhouette painted on the sky's canvas of peach
The regal double-mast brigantine, sailing out to sea
Upon waves she rode, full glory not yet at apogee

But whence the wind, her sails would be unfurled,
she'd glide quickly over waters, crested and curled
Fully hoisted and billowing in flowing trade winds,
chased by dolphins, breaking surface with dorsal fins

I longed to be a mariner aboard her quarterdeck
visiting foreign ports along the journey I would trek
Hearing tall tales the sailors were bound to embellish
Her crew was setting sail on a voyage I would relish

I yearned to stand at the helm; salt spray on my face
Memories of such an adventure I'd cherish and embrace,
on a vessel sailing between the sea and the stars
But I sit in the shallows, enviously watching from afar

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 4/4/2019 6:31:00 PM
A wonderfully charming write about one of my favorite muses ... life at sea. I am a direct relative of Com Edward Preble, (my mom's maiden name is Preble), whose flag ship was the USS Constitution, and that side of the family has always been seafarers, (my uncle is a lobsterman). I enjoyed this thoroughly, and will never tire of creative considerations of an ocean life - thanks for sharing.
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Date: 7/3/2018 10:12:00 PM
Love this poem on sea, ships, adventure and desire. As a child I always wanted to be an explorer, which is I explored every new forest I found. A fav my friend.. this is truly an inspiring gem
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Date: 7/2/2018 3:56:00 PM
Written with the eyes and the heart of a mariner. Excellent imaging and portrayal of the brig. Bravo, Lin! ~ Gershon
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/2/2018 4:34:00 PM
Many thanks for your thoughtful words.
Date: 7/2/2018 5:49:00 AM
To embrace the memories of adventures of the high seas is mersemerizing through your beautifully penned verse, Lin. A lovely write. T.J
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/2/2018 6:05:00 AM
Thank you for your very kind words, T.J.
Date: 6/30/2018 3:06:00 AM
I like the saftey of the shallows as I dream of the high sea....just lovely Lin
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/2/2018 6:04:00 AM
C'mon, Tim. Get aboard and we can sail into the sunset.
Date: 6/29/2018 9:44:00 PM
Hi Lin.. Creative, clever and adventurous is your mesmerizing sea write!
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/2/2018 6:04:00 AM
Thanks very much, LM.
Date: 6/29/2018 6:23:00 PM
Such a great image - like some of those painting with many sails and rough waters. A great daydream!
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/2/2018 6:03:00 AM
Thank you, Sun. I love the sea and often wonder what lies beneath.
Date: 6/29/2018 7:34:00 AM
I adore tales about the sea Lin much prefer to be on the shore watching the boats go on their journey than be on them - love the imagery and rhyme, another gem from your pen:-) ((( I am not fond of poems that mention 'Sandy Beach' alias # 1025 lol lol)))hugs jan xx
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/2/2018 6:03:00 AM
haha Tim. I've an affection for lighthouses and have painted several. Good advice.
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Tim Smith
Date: 6/30/2018 3:06:00 AM
Just look out for Rocky Shores : ))
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Lin Lane
Date: 6/29/2018 8:15:00 AM
Thank you for such nice compliments, Jan. I think I'm a sailor at heart.