Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sea had smiled

winslow homer

Image: Winslow Homer

Sea had smiled with darkening maw,
and bared her salty teeth,
to swallow lost and languished soul;
to drown my mortal grief.
The shadow held to timid craft,
with pitiful resolve,
upon the ocean's wave-lost face
where death would soon enfold.
In dreaming night the journey fled,
through bleak tumult of day,
and mocked the feeble efforts
of mind in Neptune's grave.

1 comment:

  1. Fit together nicely. I particularly like the imagery of the first two lines with the sea as shark, as well.