Sailing away

Painting by Edward William Cooke, Venice, A November Evening in the Lagoon (1859)

The gelid golden glow of dusk
hides in its bosom tears of blood
the schooner is finally set to sail
far-off lands beckon with fervour

hiding in its bosom tears of blood
untold stories of separation and love
far-off lands beckon with fervour
restless heart beats to the rhythm of the seas

untold stories of separation and love
burnished memories like a beacon of hope
restless heart beats to the rhythm of the seas
remembering the pain reflected in teary eyes

burnished memories like a beacon of hope
in the gelid golden glow of dusk
remembering the pain reflected in teary eyes
the schooner is finally set to sail.

Written for dVerse poetics. Today’s host, Merril, has invited us to write an ekphrastic poem to some very interesting paintings.

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51 thoughts on “Sailing away

  1. Oh! I love pantoums. I love the sounds in your first line especially, Punam.
    You mentioned that your husband was at sea for six months, so I imagine the feelings ring true.
    Thank you for joining in the ekphrastic fun!

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    1. Thanks so much, Merril! It was a wonderful prompt. Though I liked the first picture very much, writing for this one was much easier because I could write about my feelings (as you rightly imagined). 💙
      My pleasure. 😊

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  2. Beautiful writing Punam. “burnished memories like a beacon of hope
    in the gelid golden glow of dusk” — just wonderful my friend.

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  3. I also chose the image, This poem is beautiful and gives a lost love feeling. Nice! I especially like these lines ❤

    "untold stories of separation and love
    burnished memories like a beacon of hope
    restless heart beats to the rhythm of the seas
    remembering the pain reflected in teary eyes"

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