Sorry this is late. I was away in the wilds and didn’t get back until it was too late and I was too tired to get this post together.
Peter Bouchier is first in with a jaunty pirate tale.
Sarah with a couplet of poems, distinctly different in style and content, one homely, one magical.
Louise also offered two poems after working over an idea. The result is a similarity in tone, but slightly different in effect.
Ken another couplet, first one happy and carefree, the second with the hint of dark cloud on the horizon.
This has really been the week for couplets. Another one from Merril: achingly nostalgic for the first one, and another jaunty (female) pirate story for the second.
Sue Vincent with an utterly beautiful and dreamlike poem
TJ’s poem combines the nautical jauntiness of a pirate poem, with the dream/adventure of the more mystical creations.
Kat’s poem is a journey in many senses of the word.
Mr Todd’s poem has an edge of impending disaster to it. The sea as a force to be reckoned with.
Kerfe’s and Kat’s poems should maybe be read together. Daughters, journeys and time passing. Plus the gorgeous artwork, of course.
Geoff with his hallmark piss-take humour. Anything with the word ‘chunder’ in it makes me laugh 🙂
Janice’s poem is filled with longing, our human ever-searching for some kind of ‘destiny’ in contrast with the unchanging patterns of fish and sky.
Leara’s poem is another one that uses the theme of sailing to freedom. It’s a very potent image. Just as the sea divides, so it can become the path to a new life.
Sri’s poems are, as ever, filled with songs and hope.