Ivan Sokac
Belgrade (Serbia)

Ships

Rating: 4.8
When you fall asleep, dream of ships;
they always return…
So does my soul return on the morn
having navigated the "northern sea route".

When you fall asleep, dream of ships,
because they rid you of the great anger;
with it they smash the ice, and sailing on
they leave it in the depths of the Mariana,
where the worlds of darkness touch…

When you fall asleep don't worry where I am;
I am already making your coffee,
a refreshment from the voyage,
and you will show me the silk nightgown
that smells of cocoons, old mulberry trees
and the spirits of the eastern sun.

When you fall asleep always dream of ships.
They return…
If once they do not, don't worry,
I will wait for you at the bottom of the ocean.
To be the nymph's servant and carry her lantern
where the worlds of darkness touch…
Friday, May 4, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: love and dreams
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COMMENTS
Carl Roussell 20 May 2018
Nice nautical imagery, especially the last verse. A 10. Congratulations on Poem of the Day
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There is hope for returning back of dream ships. If not, still there is no need to worry. There is promise to wait with patience for ships. This last stanza conveys message of promise and patience of waiting. Yes Carl, you have nicely witnessed Ivan's nautical imagery in this poem.
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Kim Barney 20 May 2018
A lovely poem. I enjoyed the reference to the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the Pacific, which is also the deepest ocean. Very enjoyable.
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I like your feedback in this poem and hope Ivan will also like this. I have enjoyed this lovely poem too like you have enjoyed.
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Manonton Dalan 20 May 2018
that's where i work all my life...actually tomorrow i am going to ship.
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Your feedback in this poem is very amazing and interesting.
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Dean w. Johnson 20 May 2018
A good poem of dream keep it up
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We agree with your opinion.
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Lodigiana Poetess 20 May 2018
I totally agree with all the wonderful comments already made..A wonderfully uplifting poem that creates memorable and long lasting images in my mind. Congratulations on your nomination..a well deserved one! ...+++10 Lodigiana x
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You are very right Lodigiana. This poem is wonderfully uplifting and I too witness that this is creating a long lasting image.
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Bharati Nayak 20 May 2018
When you fall asleep always dream of ships. They return… If once they do not, don't worry, I will wait for you at the bottom of the ocean. To be the nymph's servant and carry her lantern where the worlds of darkness touch… - - - - - - - -Love is a beautiful dream which gives hope and strength.Even when one is hopeless, lover's reassurance is like the light to overcome the darkness.Congratulations for Poem of the Day.
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The lines you have recited from this poem are lovely. Love in both reality and dream gives strength. Overcoming darkness through light is definitely good. Ivan will like your feedback.
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Alam Sayed 20 May 2018
A good poem of basically Romantic sensibility.
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You have rightly captured romantic sensibility in Ivan's poem. You have understood this poem very well.
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Anil Kumar Panda 20 May 2018
Intelligent use of imagery to make it a beautiful poem. Enjoyed reading.Really so nice. Congrats! ! !
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You are very right dear poet friend Anil. Ivan is very intelligent to use imagery and express properly in this poem.
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Unnikrishnan E S 20 May 2018
Part 3 A 10 for this poem, onto MyPoemList and the poet, Ivan to MyFavouritePoet list.
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Unnikrishnan E S 20 May 2018
Part 2 Reference to Mariana Trench adds to iJts beauty, for Mariana does not just signify depth and profoundness. It signifies peace, calmness and orderliness. Because it is part of Pacific Ocean. Of course, due to its depth underwater, it connotes darkness as well. Great poem. (Continued)
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