Little Sailboat & Bookspine Poetry

So, say you’re me. And say you’re bored and want to write a poem.

My bed is sort of the writing station for things-in-notebooks, so you’re sitting there.

And you’re staring at the pictures on the walls and the general decor and it’s about… 80% sailboats.

So, hey! Let’s write a poem about sailboats!

If you didn’t guess, yes. That is what I ended up doing.

And here is is! Enjoy! πŸ˜›


Little Sailboat


New little sailboat

Painted and clean

With sails so white

And wood deck a sheen


It sits by the dock

Prepared to explore

Waves lap and call

For departure from shore


Brave little sailboat

Sets out at last

Taming the waves

Putting land in its past


It rocks to and fro

On the blue ocean deep

Gliding along

With fishes that leap


Wet little sailboat

Drenched from the storm

Barely afloat

As darker clouds form


It bumps into rocks

And tears holes in its wood

The future for sailboat

Doesn’t look good


Poor, leaky sailboat

Slides into port

Its adventurous sailing life

Sadly cut short


It sits in the boatyard

And waits for repairs

But no one remembers

And nobody cares


Sad, tattered sailboat

Its sails a-sag

No wind to let flutter

Its old tattered flag


It sits and it waits

For a chance at the sea

And finally, one day,

It got it from me


Fixed-up little sailboat

Back on the waves

Finally getting

Adventure it craves


We happily skim

Out to see the wide blue

Endless ideas

Of what we can do


I may or may not have gotten a little dramatic about the insanely cute little wood sailboat Isaiah got me for my birthday… πŸ˜‰


And, the second poem-y thing.Β 

So Victoria and Lalaithiel did this cool thing called bookspine poetry.

And so, thanks to some pushings of Victoria, I’ve attempted my own.

So, yes.

Here is my attempt.



Follow my leader

To heal the soul

After the flood

Nothing is impossible




When and where?

Tomorrow about this time

Start here

To love and be wise




The witness;

The daughter of Time;

The hidden message messenger


(Message messenger. Say that five times fast.)




Kingdom’s hope

Lost to the west

Captain’s courageous eight cousins


(I don’t know about you, but I want to write that now. XD )


Hope you enjoyed my poetic ramblings for the day!

Which is your favorite?

Please comment!


39 thoughts on “Little Sailboat & Bookspine Poetry

  1. Ahhh love it. And thank you for ending the sailboat on a happy note. I was worried you’d take a dark turn with it. XD
    And I really love #2 and #4. THEY’RE SO COOL.

    1. Yay! Oh, no, I could never give the poor sailboat a sad ending. πŸ˜›
      Thanks! πŸ˜€ Yeah, I really liked the idea of the Captain’s courageous eight cousins. You can just see them stepping in like “We’re the captain’s cousins. We got this.”

  2. Awww the poor little sailboat… Thank goodness you fixed I thought I would end up crying, also is it bad that I read this in the Very Serious Writing Show Dobby voice cause I did.

    1. I’m glad you liked it. πŸ˜€
      And I’m rather flattered that you read my poems out loud, even if it is in a Dobby voice. XD
      *reads through in a Dobby voice* Okay, that’s just wrong. XP

    1. I KNOW. I was trying to find a place for a Hornblower book, but… those titles are not very agreeable with other titles. πŸ˜›
      Um… *scrolls around* did I miss something about overalls?

          1. I’m listening to “Perelandra” by C.S. Lewis. If I could trust them to make an accurate adaption and not lose the message, I would love to see it as a Studio Ghibli film.

          2. *arms myself with “The Scarlet Pimpernel,” “The Count of Monte Cristo,” “A Tale of Two Cities,” Madeleine L’Engle’s Time Quintet and C.S. Lewis’ Space trilogy* >:-D

          3. Ohh, you’ve got me there… *grabs “Enemy Brothers” and “Reb and the Redcoats” by Constance Savery and “Sun Slower, Sun Faster” by Meriol Trever*

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