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Sea Myth

Death, Love's final triumph over matter
a dreamless sea bereft of singing fowl
whose skating progeny as souls take flight
as tearing limbs merge with wings of light

A mariner's caw the crows tattoo
abreast of salt sea souls consumed
beneath a hungry veil her vigils keep
in coils of foam the prisoner's deep

Sailors in squawking marsh tongues
men of sea, wind & sky
Liliths of air, bone & thigh
enchanted oils and foul rank mud
a misting veil twixt earth & God

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a little murky. I like the darkness in it, but need to have some vision here. If one takes it as a comment on the life of a sailor, then it works, but for me, there was nothing deeper. Maybe you could enlighten me? ~ Geezer.

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its about the path of the soul beyond this world as much as the sea myths mentioned. I am more comfortable writing free verse. the poems I have currently posted are my attempts at more structured lines. I agree my rhyme is broken.

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and then of course there is the repetition of the word veil that must be changed I'll have to think on that

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this has a really gothic feel to me. I like the connection between death and the imagery surrounding the sea. is it meant to rhyme throughout, or just randomly? I like the flow and the imagery, either way.

its about leaving the physical world behind. and moving on to the next dimension. whatever that maybe I don't have the answers heaven, hell, or just another step on the ladder.

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thanks for reading and bothering to comment

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