Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Writing assignment # 3

Author function: poet
Abstract notion: love and guilt

Songs of the Ocean:

Forgive my weakness, woman,
and my albatross-hands that roam
from island to island, in search of rest.

Forgive me also
for my fish-school eyes, they dart from side to side
in search of something that glitters - prey
or the great white Kraken, or both:
"I have wrecked too many ships, and seen
them scream, I have held them like a lover;
come, my children," it tempts, and lies
softly at the bottom of the sea, singing.

Forgive my oceanic absence,
and the lapping and the lapses of my tongue;
it writhes in my mouth like the Kraken -
a treacherous, twisted creature
is love, and I do, make no mistake.


  1. Nicely done, good viewpoint, good metaphors. Shades of Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner, perhaps?

  2. Thank you! I really enjoyed reading this... please keep on writing - trust your talent :)