The Song of the Sea

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The wind it is high
and the night is does creep
slowly over the sky…

And here now I lie
down to drift to sleep
to the souding of the tide…

The gulls’ call is gone
and the ship’s horn blown
now that day is done…

I listen now
on this deck all alone
to the whales’ song off the bow…

So sing to me
the song of the sea.
Carry me on her waves.
Don’t you hear
her tune on the wind?
That sings lost sailors
to wat’ry graves…

Starlight above
it does glitter and shine
in the water and in the sky…

And I hear the crash
of the waves full of brine
all along our ship’s sides…

I pray that our boat
will be carried safe
to that foreign shore beyond…

But for now
we’re at mercy of the sea’s wake
until the coming dawn…

So sing to me
the song of the sea.
Carry me on her waves.
Don’t you hear
her tune on the wind?
That sings lost sailors
to wat’ry graves…

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3 thoughts on “The Song of the Sea

  1. churningforest says:

    I like this poem (you’re a great writer of poems). The sea is one of those themes that always (in my mind) evokes mystery, allure, the Otherworld, etc. and your poem illustrates that. Blessings.

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    • patchworkcrow says:

      Thank you! It’s a sort of song that’s been in my head for over a year now, and I just recently sat down to write more of it. I’ve always had a deep fascination with the sea/large bodies of water and sailing. Thank you as always for your lovely compliments and for giving my blog so much love. Blessings.

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      • churningforest says:

        You’re welcomed! I’ve always enjoyed your writing – first on your former blog and then when you started anew with this blog. Blessings.

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