The Sailor's Muse

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
A sailor's muse of dreams, life and friendships.

Submitted: January 13, 2015

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Drifting from the printed page

Into the mystic visions eye

Is to sail a dreamer’s ship

Into tides of slumber.

 

Soon...We’ll take the glass in hand

To spy on shadowy coves

Those fog laden shores where campfires fade

in the early morning hours.

 

Weaving our way through vision harbors

Where the shore Dragons are never slain,

 We drift and slide towards fonder shores

Where spirits form the evening tide.

 

All the while I’ll sail this ship,

 The Tempest Winds, of Richard’s yore

To a place where troubadours are tall

Tall as an Irish Tale

Smooth as Island Scotch,

And nimble as some ladies

Who keep themselves in waiting.

 

Sweet sounds of gold upon the bar,

The taste of rum lightly seasoned

With sailor's lime and a tall tale or two;

so often told, well beyond the rosebuds.

 

So let us hear a troubadours muse

Of kings, knights, and kitchen wenches;

Of platters filled with dumpling stew

And the finest ail in flasks of silver.

Such banquets are --- seldom served

On any lady’s finest linen;

Nor are they served with thorny words

Anywhere near the rosebuds.

 

{What the mind conceives

From books and dreams

And visions conjured deep in cloud

Shall never fetch the love of faith,

Though love shall speak of faith aloud.

 

 For Mystic's dreams can melt from parables

To a kind of allegorical confusion

And his words may be a profit’s host

Seated and slain among the clover.}

Yet

It is careless how such slumber drifts,

Gliding to places where reality ends,

Where the depth of self seems to fade

And the end of a story really begins,

In and around the rosebuds.

 

 JEF / 2002-Rew.2015


© Copyright 2018 D. Thurmond, aka, JEF. All rights reserved.

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