Poetry of the Soul

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. ~Thomas Gray

Sea Song October 20, 2010

Filed under: poetry — laurenmichelleotheim @ 5:42 pm

I am a ship lost its moorings
Floating: up up up up in the air
Until I find my head too heavy
And I sink bulwarks down
Eyes closed, body listing to one side
I am still for a minute, maybe two
Until it seems certain I will fall
Suddenly a breath of wind lifts my sails
And I float again: up up up
Eyes clear and then glazed with sea salt
Barnacles coat the skin of my dreams
Armor against myself and the world.

(c) Lauren Otheim – 2010
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8 Responses to “Sea Song”

  1. brian Says:

    oh love that line about the barnacles…cool right…love those saving winds…

  2. Curtis Says:

    I really like the imagery. I feel like I’m at the sea when I read this.

  3. Great poem. I loved the feelings and images it evoked. I’m glad I stopped by.

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