The maiden that stole his heart .....

Abiding in the highlands drifting up
here on the southern winds
And on those same winds came the grains of sand
from shores where all of life begins

Laying gently on the cliff edges
tucked safely away
Are those very grains of sand
to this very day

Like this wind blown sand my fathers father
a man of the ever rolling seas
Planted his seed in the highlands
hills beneath the oaken trees

High above can be seen the sunrise graced
from eastern shores
I can almost scent the tides on the winds
as they were before

Who was this native maiden
that stole your sea-going heart
And this new home land she gave you
played some enchanting part

Do you know that we still abide
in this place where you stayed
And know not the young woman
you won in some trade

In all our lives --there lie unknown histories, those made up of truths , half truths and hidden mysteries of time . Over generations of time all of these and more roll themselves into one and become that of legends . Our family legend is that a sea fairing man married an native Indian woman and she brought him far away from the sea and they lived up high here in the mountains , living on her knowledge of the virgin wood lands and his Scotch- Irish farm hand
experience ! Such are the stories that were often passed from grandfather to young children .

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. A wonderful poem telling of magical legends bringing great imagery. Loved this and passing it on.

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Ghaelach 4 years ago

Morning ahorseback.

A wonderful poem/story. A poem yes, but as an old sea dog myself I see the story in your poem.

I live almost 200 miles from the sea, but I can still hear and smell the rolling waves.

Well put together my friend.

Have a great weekend.

LOL Ghaelach

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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

Beautiful and wonderous, a dreamy, romantic poem. Up and awesome.

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Thank you Gypsy ! Too Kind and sweet is who you are .....:-}

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

ghaelach ! thank you kind sir , Part of a true story in my family past !

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Koffee , Thank You ladies !......Too sweet !

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