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! 😛
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
With fishes that leap
Wet little sailboat
Drenched from the storm
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
Adventure it craves
We happily skim
Out to see the wide blue
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… 😉
And, the second poem-y thing.
So Victoria and Lalaithiel did this cool thing called bookspine poetry.
And so, thanks to some pushings of Victoria, I’ve attempted my own.
Here is my attempt.
Follow my leader
To heal the soul
After the flood
Nothing is impossible
When and where?
Tomorrow about this time
To love and be wise
The daughter of Time;
The hidden message messenger
(Message messenger. Say that five times fast.)
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?
39 thoughts on “Little Sailboat & Bookspine Poetry”
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.
Yay! Oh, no, I could never give the poor sailboat a sad ending. 😛
Thanks! 😀 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.”
Yesss, I really feel like that poem has a much deeper story behind it that I want to know about. xP
*sigh* And knowing me and my nautical inclinations, its story will probably get written long before others that deserve to go first. XP
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.
I’m glad you liked it. 😀
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
I like the poem and the book-spine poetry thing-y. 😉 😛
You should totally try the bookspine poetry! It’s challenging and fun. 🙂
Ooooh… Maybe I should make a KP topic…
Yes! Please do make a KP topic! 😀
I loved Little Sailboat
I’m so glad you did! 🙂
my fav was #2 of the book spine ones :3
Yay! 😀 that was actually the one I was least sure about. 😛
Captains Courageous is such a good book. OVERALLS! 😛
I KNOW. I was trying to find a place for a Hornblower book, but… those titles are not very agreeable with other titles. 😛
Um… *scrolls around* did I miss something about overalls?
It’s a quote. 😛
I need to reread “Captains Courageous” again X-D
Me too. 🙂 It’s sort of one of my comfort books. Along with Josephine Tey.
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.
Hmm… *googles* Yeah, that would be pretty cool. Except for the whole… *cough*… no clothes part.
No duh Sherlock. They’d never let that on public television anyway 😛
I actually have to use google quite a bit when discussing literature with you… 😛
*blushes* oh no… I had no idea… that I was THAT friend… :-O
No shame. I’m THAT FRIEND to a lot of people. XD
X-D WE SHALL RULE THE WORLD WITH OBSCURE POP CULTURE REFERENCES >:-D
YES WE SHALL. MWAHAHA. >:) *grabs Horatio Hornblower and prepares to attack*
*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
HaHA! I know those ones! (now…) *arms myself with the Peleg Chronicles, Daughter of Time and Prisoner of Zenda* XD
*grabs the Silmarillion* >;-D
OH YOU GOT ME. 😛 *grabs the Zion Chronicles*
*grabs every single Sherlock Holmes story with an evil grin*
Hmm… *grabs the MacDonald Hall books*
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*
Oh ho… touche… *grabs the Viking Quest books and Papa’s Wife*
;-D *grabs the Book of Lost Tales*
Ah, you got me. XD *slow clap*
Ha ha! 😛