Charles Darnell

Rookie - 474 Points (01/19/1950 / St Martinsville, Louisiana)

Sail - Poem by Charles Darnell

The spray hits you in the face.
The swells bring the distended belly
Quickly up then settles with a greenish hiss,
Another and another.

You wonder where the long-winged birds
Light for rest.

All is water, all around,
You look out to the horizon
Your only constant
A setting sun

Night creeping up your back
You dare not turn
To see its grin.

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I wrote this will participating in a poetry workshop at the Georgetown Poetry Festival in Georgetown, Texas. The workshop was conducted by Ann McCrady and dealt with Poetry of Place.

Comments about Sail by Charles Darnell

  • Charles Darnell (7/2/2016 6:02:00 AM)

    Well, not when it's stormy surely. Anyway, pretty funny retort, Bri. (Report) Reply

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  • Bri Edwards (7/1/2016 11:42:00 PM)

    most or all of those birds can float on the water, dummy. i mean friend! and i mean and still live and fly again! ! !

    bri ;)

    Night is creeping up your back;
    too bad a backbone you do lack.
    If you had one, you might churn,
    and punch the Sun, though it might burn...

    Come back, Sun! you might call out,
    sticking out your chest and looking stout.

    Go f yourself the Sun might reply.

    :) bri
    THAT'S when you punch Sun in its eye! !
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  • S.zaynab Kamoonpuri (11/27/2013 11:47:00 PM)

    Seems u were swimming at dusk? Whateva it is u hav capturd d imagery in a remarkable way. U personified the night too. Wow! And plenty regards n tnx. (Report) Reply

  • (10/7/2013 5:27:00 PM)

    Very nice. I could almost feel the spray and see the birds in flight. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 7, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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