For the third time, I am going to post this f**king poem! I might come back and edit expletives if it works. (painting’s of Miranda by Waterhouse & I’ve lost the link somewhere in the hoohah).
The tide is running high, my love,
The blossom’s almost done,
It falls without a sigh, my love,
Like mist dies in the sun.
The wind is blowing wild, my love,
It rattles the window pane,
It cries like a lost child, my love,
Her tears fall like the rain.
A child you’ll never know, my love,
For I could not make you stay,
You followed the high tide’s flow, my love,
And a ship took you away.
Our tears could fill the sea, my love,
Beneath this cruel sky,
For you’ll not come back to me, my love,
Though the tide is running high.
22 thoughts on “The running tide”
Yes Jane. You got there and it was so worth it. A lovely poem. It is very lyrical. Put it to music may be v’perhaps.
Thanks Chris! I was not good company this afternoon. If you’re a musician, it’s all yours 🙂
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I think this a wonderful and bittersweet poem and very worthy of a wider audience.
Lovely, lyrical, full off longing and loss…
full “of” longing…not “off” at all…
Thanks Bill 🙂 I’m glad you liked it. It’s easy to sound mawkish with this kind of poem.
I see photo and poem! It’s beautiful, by the way.
Thank you! It was some kind of wordpress security system tha ended up blocking my access and everybody else’s. It’s gone now, I hope!
It was behaving okay as of like 4am this morning, so it must’ve been shortly after I logged off
It seemed okay when I posted the entries for the poetry challenge, then flashed warnings at me when I tried to post a poem. You mean you were still writing at 4am???
I rarely sleep. So yes, most of the time I’m still writing or editing, or scheduling posts. 😊
I admire you! I sleep badly but I lie in bed complaining about it.
I’m usually too restless to just lay in bed. I start thinking about all the things I could be doing instead. 😂
I think about all the sleeping I could be doing 🙂
Haha, yeah, there’s that too
Beautiful! Glad you beat technology and we got this poem! I say leave the expletives in!
I certainly will since the problem hasn’t gone away. My inbox is full of messages this morning from people who can’t get into my blog.
Seems to be fine from this end Jane. A bit slower than usual but that probably me!
I’m glad you’re not having problems. It seems pretty random. WordPress doesn’t think my account has been hacked but they don’t have an explanation either. Fingers crossed the phisher will just get bored and go phish somewhere else.
Hi Jane. My post today gives you a mention and a link. All the very best. Kris.
Thanks Chris! That’s lovely of you. I hope you don’t get the suspected phishing problem from your end. I’m plagued with it.