Friday, October 26, 2007

She Is What She Is

Her sleek outline curves from stern to bow
like a smile, friendly, with a red gunwale gloss,
wet and glistening, inviting sunrise to a kiss.
She isn’t a faithful lover: the sea slips
its smooth hand down the belly of her keel;
the breath of a passionate night to come
whispers in the taut cables of her mast.

19 comments:

Janice Thomson said...

What a unique analogy - I love this Pat!

disillussioned_me said...

this is soo romantic...loved it!

floots said...

mmmm - not just the breeze which is stiffening :)

polona said...

oh... another winner!

Masago said...

wow

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I love the description!

Katie McKenna said...

mm the sea is not faithful either.. :)

Don Iannone said...

Wow, this is some woman! LOL. Well done, Brother Pat. Enjoyed.

dsnake1 said...

Sexy! :)

Bill said...

But she's always true to you in her fashion.

NINANINA said...

this is a powerful one pat! very sensual too!
PS soon you will 10,000 hits!

Russell Ragsdale said...

She's a fine lady and, as long as she is always there (as Bill says) she is faithful in her fashion.

writerwoman said...

I like this one. I am mentioning it at Poets Who Blog.

janetleigh said...

I love this for its innovative and fresh choice of subject and words. You have forever changed my perception of ships, boats, and the art of seduction..:) Kudos for a great read!

And, thank you to writerwoman for highlighting this poet. From what I've read so far, I love his work and will be back frequently!

DayDreamer said...

The title speaks volumes in conjunction with this poem. Very nicely done.

GeL (Emerald Eyes) said...

This swells with pride and more.
I've always wanted to own a boat or be good friends with someone who does. Do you own one and what's her name?

susan said...

I'm not into boats, but I could be after reading this. Enjoyed.

satyr said...

a very surreal work. smile.

PATERIKA HENGREAVES, Poet Laureate said...

Great imagery. Splendid use of the metaphor anchored in a romantic sea. I love it.

Paterika
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