Endless blue! Endless sea!
Oh! Fluid pulse of eternity.
Here I set my distant sight
on the full moon's guiding light.
Silken is the falling moon
her light gently cast above this place
Aoide's crumbling shrine,
I touch these stones and think of her
I tossed a love poem to the sea,
I told it swim, my words, I let you free.
They came to rest upon an isle's golden sand,
they declared not that they were written by my hand.
If in thy youth were made to find
poetry more fulfilled your mind
than machinations or the rest
consider your soul doubly blest.
Night again came, I sailed that Viking boat
To Byzantium, the prize I vainly sought.
Oh! the storms they raged; sunny days were few
There is no escaping fate, this I always knew!
That which loves unconditionally
is unconditionally loved.
If you believe yourself unloved
you have terms and conditions.
I just posted a new poem and in order to read the whole thing you have to hit a button which says, read more. When you click the button some more lines of the poem show up, but it puts a line break, where there should not be a line break. One more insult this website has inflicted on the work of its poet members. So I am all done here. I am going to All Poetry. I have been here for over 10 years but I have reached my limit.
I would like to thank all the members here who have supported my work over the years. It has been a pleasure, reading and commenting on your work. I really do not wish to leave, but I am angry at the changes, I feel powerless to fix them, and unfortunately do not have to time to publish on two websites. So Adieu, my friends, and if you feel the same way, All Poetry has a much more member friendly user interface. Thank you all so much!
My muse demands study in all her ways to know
Risk the flames that bellow and cause the mind to glow
Then with heart afire and lettered in this pain
Truth and love's poetic voice surely will obtain.
Your hair draping down
the side of your face
established before my eyes