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Dirge of the Sea

Updated on November 27, 2011

Crashing waves pay elegy
The rocks keeping ryme
Darkness dances in with the mist
Stars a mute witness to this sublime

Ghosts serenade across the wood
Aching timbers groan out a song
Tattered ribbons of a sail ripped past
Wind whispering names foregone

Lovers lay awake on a bed never made
Hushed regrets of promises unkept
A distracting crescendo cracks on the rocks
Sins hidden for a lifetime now confessed

Sad seagulls sing out a dirge
Casting shadows in this curtain call
Leaning from the bannisters angels
Keep in kind as the rain begins to fall

© 2011 Chad Taylor


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      Terry Bedard 5 years ago

      You created a great descriptive picture where one is there with you. Great poem!

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      rjsadowski 5 years ago

      You create a mood and paint a shadowy picture.

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      Chad Taylor 5 years ago from Somewhere in Seattle...

      @ jhamann Unfettered sail!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 5 years ago from Reno NV

      I love the last two stanzas! The imagery created is dark and shadowy, like the secrets that the loved ones kept from one another. Amazing enough my wife and I are fighting today, and this poem seems to linger in my mind as if weighed down by my own emotional anchors.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      This was Poe-Brilliant! I loved it