Come Young Pirates, Tenerife, Volcanically Primed (X X X I V)
Unconquerable, blissful Nivaria,
later named Snow Mountain, or Tenerife,
boasts the Plain Swift aeronautic carrier
that spends most of its time in crescent flight;
unsettled while on ground, drinking from the wing,
a proud addition to the island's history.
Of volcanic origin, thermally primed,
rising from African tectonic rings,
climaxing at the tip of Mount Teide.
The sveltely flowered Teno Massif
sequestered by coasts of impeccable design,
rock ledged, stiff faced, sculpted by the hammerings of time.
Sunday, April 4, 2021
Topic(s) of this poem: canary,islands,wildlife,mountains,pirate,story
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Come Young Pirates, a series of adventurous and descriptive sea poems. In this segment, the Captain and his crew while on a mission for the Queen of England, are exploring the ancient Canary Islands. Navaria, ancient name for Tenerife, which means Snow Mountain, one of the Canary Islands. Plain Swift, a medium sized bird with a winged crescent shape which spends most of its time in flight. Tenerife was said to be created in part by shifting African tectonic plates. Mount Teide, a volcanic mountain, the highest point on Tenerife and in Spain. Teno Massif, one of three volcanic formations that gave rise to Tenerife.