mariner’s musings


when warmer air stirs sweet memories on
those youthful days when he sailed waves of sea
feeling of freedom worth dreaming upon

he watched the sky in experienced way
and listened for foghorn’s woeful low sound
to safely guide ship back into the bay

love of the sea understood beyond speech
lives on after old sailor’s laid to rest
like signal of lighthouse on rocky beach




Laura Bloomsbury challenges us to write three tercets in pentameter (optional) with set rhyme scheme. Linking to dVerse Poets

23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Upashna
    May 15, 2020 @ 07:05:02

    Awhh this is wonderfully written.


  2. swagatasharma
    Apr 08, 2020 @ 01:35:27



  3. memadtwo
    Mar 18, 2020 @ 18:48:37

    I especially like the concluding stanza. (K)


  4. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Mar 18, 2020 @ 16:06:20

    To be a retired mariner must sometimes feel like being marooned


  5. Beverly Crawford
    Mar 18, 2020 @ 10:38:55

    Beautifully describes a true man of the sea. Bravo


  6. Laura Bloomsbury
    Mar 18, 2020 @ 06:05:14

    I love the introduction of a mariner into this sea tale tercet – especially this line:”he watched the sky in experienced way”

    you made good use of the rhyme sets Lynn & many thanks for joining the prompt


  7. sarahsouthwest
    Mar 18, 2020 @ 02:55:21

    I love that ending. Your use of ocean imagery works really well, keeps the poem tight and together.


  8. Vandana Sharma
    Mar 18, 2020 @ 01:09:23

    A nostalgic feeling.


  9. Frank Hubeny
    Mar 17, 2020 @ 20:40:03

    I like the thought of dreaming upon those waves of sea.


  10. Glenn A. Buttkus
    Mar 17, 2020 @ 18:38:24

    I really feel, out here on the trail, that i went down to the sea. You weaved a great feel to the verses. I could smell the kelp, see the barnacles.


  11. rivrvlogr
    Mar 17, 2020 @ 18:09:44

    You weave the end-rhymes perfectly into your tale.


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