Sunday, February 23, 2014

Adrift



                   

                                       Distant breakers on coral atoll

 

So I was adrift

The ocean swell my only friend

Blown off course, of course.

 

I would trim my sails

It was but a sad torn shirt

And made in China

 

I peeped from under

My tarpaulin bed wrapping

Stuck here with the gulls

 

So I dreamed of eggs

And a mug of hot coffee

Trusting the current

 

I dreamed of maidens

Dancing round in hula skirts

Delirious me

 

My supplies are low

Hope tomorrow brings landfall

But without high seas

 

The sun is testing

I scan the far horizon

Is that land's form there?

12 comments:

  1. A scary thought to be set adrift with few supplies and just hope to guide you!

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  2. Yours is more hopeful than mine. :-(

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  3. Imagination and hope..maybe they are key to survival also..i think i am out of the loop of the story that goes behind yours and J Cosmo's posts..i like the first person point of view..brings it closer and also further away..reality and metaphor..

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  4. Old Egg, I love how we both used the water element, in a different way of course. Nicely done.

    Pamela

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  5. I love this. We both used eggs and coffee, but went in entirely different directions.

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  6. Like what you did with a set of words that I found difficult. We all have those moments when we feel that we have been set adrift. You make it all too real,

    Elizabeth

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  7. When physical supplies are low, one must dip into the mental supplies of rich imagination.

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  8. Being adrift in the ocean can be a real test of endurance. One can only hope looking at the threatening waters surrounding a little boat! It is most intimidating! Nicely oldegg!

    Hank

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  9. How could I not check your blog! Love your poem.

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  10. Love the condition 'adrift'...but it seems we can allow it be just for while...and keep checking with our mind if it right direction...~ love the ocean motif here

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  11. Ahoy there! Adrift is not necessarily a bad place to be. You never know what the next harbour will bring and we all like surprises now and again.

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