oskar hansen


A Sea Dirge - Poem by oskar hansen

A Sea Dirge

I once saw, where the horizon ends,
a ship ploughed the sky.
White tears on pale blue,
I saw the waiting darkness;
I knew, before any others,
it would be a starlit night.
Look, I said, but it was too late,
the ship had cast anchor
behind a cloud loading mist
for Dogger Banks,
and take onboard discarded dreams to plug
the dikes of Amsterdam.
Sunflowers on mythical sea
and red flying fish,
my ship is bound for the Saragossa Sea with
cargo of old sailors,
here they come to stalk in fog of the forgotten.


Comments about A Sea Dirge by oskar hansen

  • Gold Star - 35,597 Points Gajanan Mishra (3/16/2013 7:25:00 AM)

    sunflowers on mythical sea and rd flying fish. I like it. (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 16, 2013



[Hata Bildir]