Ghost Ship

Vessel of dreams

let us mount the waves together

free from mortal trivialities

Past whale and gull we glide

to where distance beckons

For we feel the earth rotation

and her sister’s reply in the sky

Moon and tide

forever entangled

in game of magnetic charm

When thunder tortures heaven

spears of light split the night

and rumble echoes in our heart

Call out, shout with glee

to the creatures of the sea

and gather forth spirits lost

For there is no escape

To sail is our destiny

forever


Illustration: George Grie
Text © Marion

PS. George Grie – the artist – has published my poem on his photo page. Thank you so much!

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12 thoughts on “Ghost Ship

  1. One of the fantasies that has always stayed with me is the story of lost ships, “The Flying Dutchman” of course being one of them. And me, a landlubber! Figure that one out.
    A beautiful transformation of the story.

    May I ask where you got the picture?

    Mike

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    • Wiki: the legend of the Flying Dutchman concerns a ghost ship that can never make port, doomed to sail the oceans forever. It probably originates from 17th-century nautical folklore. The oldest extant version dates to the late 18th century. Sightings in the 19th and 20th centuries reported the ship to be glowing with ghostly light. If hailed by another ship the crew of the Flying Dutchman will try to send messages to land, or to people long dead. In ocean lore, the sight of this phantom ship is a portent of doom.

      Perhaps it was a call from the Flying Dutchman that reached me late last night… Thanks Mike :)

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  2. Very lovely prose my friend. I also love the photo you chose to go with your writing. I really enjoy how your mind creates. Thank you.

    Much love,
    Jules

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