Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)


Beacon Fires Upon The Shore - Poem by Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

Silent shadow ships
still sail saline seas
spent storm reborn
unobserved
phantom minstrels
unrecorded
uncharted spectres
ink fading entries
in official antique ledger.

Oh resurgent resurrection joy
forthwith lamp-lit weather
watching fleet flying fully rigged
schooner clipper windjammer
cut saline tacking windward course
through grinding salt-spitting teeth
of fabled force-ten gale or savage storm
while attempting to round Cape Horn
voyages echo through maritime history.

Sailing silent on upon
a roaring time forgotten
rough weathered livelihood
soul-sucking feared maelstorm
romantic raging to hot doldrum
breeze wind wave ebb ocean
as forthcoming future ships
on maiden voyage will sail on
upon all event variant seas.

From calm through tempest gales
horizonless beautified seas
retain unique unfathomed mysteries
as spatial spectral ships journey on
into illimitable port passing history.
From wrecks to profit salvage
from sinking to lay-ups or cut-ups
voyages turn into new history
into spectrum maritime mystery.


Copyright © Terence George Craddock


Comments about Beacon Fires Upon The Shore by Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

  • (12/3/2010 11:57:00 PM)


    Fantastic poem having great imagery and style. You have used figures of speech in a remarkable way. I really liked it.
    Great write
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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 3, 2010

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 13, 2011


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