Gulliver Gimble


Two Ships Passing In The Night - Poem by Gulliver Gimble

I have seen this wooden mast before.
Flowing blue sails on silent winds.
You are not welcome here anymore.
Once you were my only friend.

There is no place for you to dock.
You bring angry seas and salty veins.
Solid anchors like solid rocks.
Wilted growth on harvest grains.

You come silently and without cause.
Knowing that you come for me.
Out of the mist you start to pause.
You know I am no longer free.

The storms rage and swell the boards.
Barnacles are never loosely cleaned.
Until this ship reaches its shores.
You will never let me be.

I watch as you steadily sail right by.
Two ships passing in the night.
Your melancholy bellows catch my eye.
Only darkness without light..
Two ships passing in the night.


Comments about Two Ships Passing In The Night by Gulliver Gimble

  • (10/23/2006 2:07:00 AM)


    I love the imagery in this one Steve...although this poem appears to be light...I sense that there is a great longing, hidden beneath the sails....no?
    Hugs,
    Dee
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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 12, 2006



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