Mistress of life and death

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My partner is a fisherman and goes out into the minch in the Atlantic, off the Northwest coast of the Isle of skye and the weather can be awfull and very scary for me knowing he is out there.

Every day I fear her. She can take you away

Like so many husbands and sons before.

Our Lord made her, painted her upon

this Earth to stay for all time.

And none shall task her for her many crimes.

She gives life and she takes life,

all power, and immense beauty.

So very ancient beyond our ken.

She is the shadow in my nightmare, my darkest fear,

But  she can’t have you when

you are here.

Every Sunrise sees you to her very heart. Her call

Is wild, as old as time.

And many men will follow.

So go to your mistress, your second love. I will be here when

You return, and glad of it.


I wonder will she be kind to you today and offer up her gifts.

Or will the clear sky I watch fill with darkening clouds?

Will her breath mingling with this gentle breeze

skip across the miles

And whisper of her wrath to come?

All day I will wait until she and you are done.

When she has given to you from

her pregnant belly and showed today a smile,

never trust her dearest; She has but showed her wiles.


Her face is that of many, her emotions are but few.

A beautiful mistress of deceit, she lulls,

and enchants men like you.



look at the skies that mirror her face.

For she is the womb of this earth

filled with more secrets than the far-flung stars,

and life; so much life she holds

But there within, Death also has a home.

Submitted: May 21, 2007

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Saturday Night

Breathtaking! A touching masterpiece. I loved it!

Mon, May 21st, 2007 12:27am


Thankyou so much SN, It's one that was roling around in my head today whilst my partner was out at work on the boat.
As always your comments are very welcome.

Sun, May 20th, 2007 5:35pm


I'm with SN here, very heartfelt and honest....that's a scary job indeed, hands down. You've captured your yearning so beautifully yet sadly...excellent!

Mon, May 21st, 2007 2:53am


Thanks Leesah I appreciate your comment very much.

Sun, May 20th, 2007 8:30pm


Great stuff.
A little of the sirens singing, mother nature, divine chaos...
sweet language

Thu, May 31st, 2007 5:14am


Thanks Devilrod, your kind comments are deeply appreciated.

Thu, May 31st, 2007 6:34am


All I can say is wow! It is like a prayer to the "mistress", I especially like the part of the wind being the breath and about the life that water gives and it can take. SO well written.

Mon, June 4th, 2007 7:38am


Thankyou sooo much, you kind comments are very much appreciated.

Mon, June 4th, 2007 6:15pm

Classy Peach

So very ancient beyond our ken. That was my favourite line. I think you should read my poem, Rig Pig, in relation to what a partners vitality can do to a relationship. I like your writing.

Sat, February 2nd, 2008 1:51am


Thankyou, i will take the time to read your poem.

Sat, February 2nd, 2008 4:29pm

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