Goddy Nana Mens

Rookie - 26 Points (August 11 1993 / Ghana)

The Waters Vast - Poem by Goddy Nana Mens

A rolling roar yet a hushing still
A vast of green creased in white
A pool of life stuffed with deaths
A chamber of secrets
Yet keeper of key to the portals
A plain of blue we cannot walk
Misty foamy seahorses we cannot ride
The Sea...
As ageless as time
As infinite as breath
As whole as life
As ever as now
The Sea...
Where the twins of time reside peacefully in a conflicting bliss
The Death on the shore
The Birth on the horizon
The muffled screams of Her labour afar
The hushed cries of Her mourn near
The Sea...
The tomb of sailors
A burial of treasures
An ancient witness to the woes of Man
Brimming with secrets and many many answers
Telling tales in tongues Man cannot decipher
As furrowing whites tumble in hushed whispers
Magic. Pure magic
Tales we hear by sight
Fables She tells by white
See the waves - a summary of Life
From humble beginnings into tumultuous climaxes
Only to die into pitiful salty lather
With nothing to show for its existence
But sands it wet or a ship it might have sunk
Pitiful. So pitiful
To die almost as soon as birth
To be gone just as welcomed - Man
And the eternal rumble...
Like a crypted foreboding almost long overdue
Sometimes rising with nagging impatience
Sometimes falling with justifiable weariness at efforts unrewarded
Sometimes indifferent. Still
Dead still with dejection
And most rarely, frustrated, she rages to be heard
Toppling masts and soaking sails
But the Great Vast lives on despite all
Watching Man whoosh past Her sandy hall
Like a timeless sage brimming with wisdom
Like a patient Witness awaiting the Trial
Like a great defiance mocking time and span
Like an awesome creature belittling nature
The Sea, booing yet cooing
Moving yet immobile
Plain yet the Greatest Mystery
Thrives like She has
Is
Will
From then till then.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem was the first real descriptive I wrote. It was during a therapeutic session at the beach, when I was in detachment and watching the world like an alien. It was then, I noticed the great beaut the Sea was and all the subtle similarities the components which form this vast entity has with life and all the conflicts that reside in The Creator's Basin. Enjoy:

Comments about The Waters Vast by Goddy Nana Mens

  • Ramesh Rai (5/15/2012 10:58:00 PM)

    well versed, philosiphical inspiration. I find your poem a great write. keep it up. (Report)Reply

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  • Captain Cur (5/9/2012 9:30:00 PM)

    I enjoyed your description of the sea with your philosopical intrepretations. Very well done. (Report)Reply

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  • Diane Hine (5/8/2012 11:46:00 PM)

    A grand poem, befitting it's title and subject! (Report)Reply

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  • (5/8/2012 10:26:00 AM)

    this is an amazing work of art. it tells the wonders and the magic of the sea. the secrets it holds and tells. excellent write, this one deserves a 10. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, January 24, 2014


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