nimal dunuhinga

Rookie - 145 Points (19, April,1951 / kalubovila East, Sri Lanka)

On The Memorial Day Framingham To Cape Cod And From There Sailed To The Tiny Island Nantucket! - Poem by nimal dunuhinga

[Nantucket probably takes its name from a Wampanoag word, transliterated variously as natocke, nantaticu, nantican, nautica or natockete, which is part of Wampanoag lore about the creation of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.The meaning of the term is uncertain, although it may have meant 'in the midst of waters, ' or 'far away island.' Wampanoag is an Eastern Algonquian language of southern New England.
Nantucket's nickname, 'The Little Grey Lady of the Sea', refers to the island as it appears from the ocean when it is fog-bound.


Myself & beloved, daughter Thilini,
Son-in-law Chinthaka & the little rascal
My loving grandson Siluna, 'Bogamuwa family'
Chandra, Mapa, Suba & her daughter Shani.
We set foot on board the Hy-Line Cruises
The ferry 'Brant Point'.
[After my last voyage a Container Carrier
M/V 'Kris Merubi' plied from Singapore to Malaysia
06.02.99-06.05.99]
We entered the Harbor Nantucket
Greeted at the Straight Wharf
O the giant Lighthouses
Great Point, Brant Point and Sankaty Light.
Stepping out from the gangway
straight into the mini bus
'Nantucket Island Tours'
Enjoyed the round trip approximately
1 1/2 hours a fully narrated historic view.
For Nantucketers today, It may come as a surprise to learn that in the 1800s, neither Abram Quary nor Dorcas Honorable made the lists of Island's last Indians.That distinction used to belong to individuals who died in 1820s.]
The kind tour guide described us,
O the Million Dollar homes here really a dream?
Still I feel the salty taste of Sea breeze on my lips.
Life is a journey!
Before it flees through the bony fingers
If the time permits and my holey wallet sounds again
to peep there and Martha's Vineyard too
Where I missed the Nantucket own gypsy band
one of the Island's most popular groups
plays every Friday night in Pazzo
130, Pleasant street?

to our poet-friend leafsailor!


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 5, 2013


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