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Sailors Follow

Those stars that sailors follow
Guiding less the sea to swallow

And the night seas black as tar
Beyond the wave a land afar

Halyards taught, blocks in tallow
Breezes fresh and salt swallow

Timbers creak, white horses foam
Callused hands and oceans comb

And the stars pull them forth
South, east, west and north

Cabin boy or salty jack
Afore the mast, bare their back

Seas of glass or howling gales
Stands his watch what ever ails

For them the ocean a magic place
For every dawn a changing face

The face of his one true love
The wind, stars, skies above

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010




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Date: 1/11/2011 9:19:00 AM
This goes to my Favs. 2 years active and 28 yrs reserve, I still have a love affair with the ocean. Vince
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Date: 3/18/2010 3:44:00 PM
Great write about a person being passionate about nature and the sea...Keep the creative pen flowing..Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my work...Sara
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Date: 2/4/2010 7:00:00 PM
Congrats Daniel on your featured poem of the week on the Soup... your writes are amazing and incredible and u are a valuable new asset to this site... luv.. Linda-Marie
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Date: 2/4/2010 6:42:00 PM
Daniel. congratulations on a well deserve featured poem. Sincerely, Moses
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Date: 2/4/2010 5:41:00 PM
Anything about the ocean intrigues me. Congrats Daniel, on "Sailors Follow" being featured. My love affair with the ocean started years before I saw her. Vince
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Date: 2/3/2010 7:00:00 AM
Written by one who knows the sea, I take it. Congrats on this selection. I really get the feel of sea and gale. Love, daver
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Date: 2/3/2010 2:16:00 AM
Daniel, this is a very impressive piece. The imagery you convey was brilliantly executed in every couplet. This is going in my favorites file. Truly a thrill to read. Congratulations on having this poem featured. It is very deserving of the honor. Blessings, Connie
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Date: 2/2/2010 4:39:00 PM
Great way to convey a sailor's love of the sea. Congrats on your feature this week. Happy Writing.
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Date: 2/2/2010 11:15:00 AM
Many congrats on your featured piece. Rgds Janette
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Date: 2/1/2010 1:24:00 PM
Many congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Daniel >> James
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Date: 2/1/2010 5:25:00 AM
Contrats to you on being featured by PoetrySoup this week. Keep pen and paper on hand & never say never! AR
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Date: 2/1/2010 4:03:00 AM
Congratulations on your featured poetry this week Daniel. May you have many more. Love, Carol
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Date: 1/31/2010 6:46:00 PM
A wonderful tale dedicated to sailors and very well written heroic couplet. Congrats on your poem being featured this week. Best wishes, Caroline.
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Date: 1/31/2010 6:12:00 PM
Heroic!! congrats on the featured poem today!! have a good night!
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Date: 1/31/2010 5:37:00 PM
Nice use of rhyme and imagery for a creative view. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Keep on writing. I wish you ongoing success. Karen
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Date: 1/30/2010 8:22:00 AM
Unigue prose verbage and thought! Jeralynn
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Date: 1/22/2010 11:37:00 AM
Having been a sailor, i have to say i admire this write Daniel & may i say a warm welcome to the Soup >> James
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Date: 1/20/2010 6:26:00 AM
Your poetry was a pleasure to read today Daniel. I hope you have a wonderful day filled with love and inspiration. Love, Carol
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Date: 1/20/2010 4:58:00 AM
awesomely penned! Welcome to The Soup!
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Date: 1/19/2010 3:17:00 PM
nicley penned, enjoyed reading today!!
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Date: 1/19/2010 2:39:00 PM
Reminds me of Mutiny on the Bounty and the struggles of the men on board and the harsh seas they sailed and the loves they left behind but eventually went back to in the end... besides the historic part of the story... its all about LUV... your poem evokes this luv from your pen.... wonderful couplet... luv.. Linda-Marie..
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