Poem 4: The Sea
I am the Sea
Crashing, waving, whispering a song
Dancing through dream
And screaming through night mares
I can be good and gentle and lovely
But I am not, nor shall ever be, tame…
I can give—but I shall take as well
I am passion
Those who know me have passions that are deeper than my depths
No other can take my place
Nothing else has as much as I
I am quiet
Contemplative moonlit nights
Girls who long to know the mermaids' songs
And dreamers in the dusk
But I am Alive
Moving, ebbing, swaying, flowing
Carrying, holding, fish,
whales, seals, sharks,
plankton, salt, and then some
Poem 5: A Thought
A thought, a twist, a turn, a catch
--this must be some delusion!
I though I was done
With this particular thought.
Only a thought.
Not a Crush
Or a Dream
Or a fancy even
But it refuses to leave!
Should I look away?
Try to squash it
like a bug?
Ignore it for all I am worth!
A snare, a trap, a trip-wire
--Growing not better but worse with time!
Cautiously creeping toward contact..
Can I trust?
my heart and mind and self not to be a child?
To drop the pen, turn out the light
And leave what is alone.
Not to dream.
But to Sleep.
Poem 6: I Set out Writing a Sonnet
I decided to write you a Sonnet,
With its perfect pentameter rhyming.
A Sentiment with your name upon it,
In a fashion so very beguiling.
But pentameter is harder to write
And fourteen lines are not really enough.
Ans so I turned to a different light
To express all these sentiments and stuff...
So I set out to write for you a song
But the tune was all wrong
And before long
The desire was simply gone.
"Maybe an epic!" I thought.
"With nymphs and dragons and elves and the lot!"
But the dragons couldn't come
And the nymphs were from home
And with no dragons, can you expect elves?
So all I have is this note
(can we call it a letter)
And the knowledge that nothing so rote
quite expresses my feelings, together
So I hope you can forgive this silly expression
Of all my admiration.
And your smile.