16 Sep 2012

The Buccaneer

He'd sailed all seven seas, but never found
one who could run his wave-locked keel aground
on the shores of passion.  Until they'd met
and touched lips. Their breath and heart beats mingled,
and she was singled out to be his love, 
to dance throughout eternal swathes of Time.

Undercurrents of blue ocean swells
formed the bed on which fair Venus lay
to entertain her valiant pirate lover...

With thanks to Tess, whose Salvador Dali illustration on the Mag 135 inspired this blogpost..

26 comments:

  1. Lovely...I really like "wave-locked keel"...

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  2. "Their breath and hearts mingled" Pirate poetry! Like!

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  3. i love that photoshop treatment. wow. could be a great painting!
    if i had sailed, oh to have had my keel grounded by your venus!

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  4. I love the last stanza - it lingers then just rolls off the tongue.

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    1. Me too. Lovely lines there around the valiant pirate.

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  5. What you've written flashed me back to Daphne Du Maurier's 'Frenchman's Creek' - a well bred and buttered Englishwoman falls in love with a real swashbuckler!

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  6. Ooh this sounds like someone's fantasy! That valiant pirate lover! Lovely words.

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  7. 'singled out to be his love,
    to dance throughout eternal swathes of Time'
    Lucky pair! :) Love what you did with the pic too

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  8. lovely write.....now where is jack sparrow!

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  9. nice....this would make a great short story ...the winning of the heart of the pirate...pretty cool take...and i love what you did with the pic jinksy....

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  10. ahh... lovely poem... especially the ending

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  11. perfect ending, love it and the colours

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  12. Venus entertaining her valiant, pirate lover. It makes me think of exciting love stories during the Spanish Civil War.

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  13. How can a girl help but fall for a pirate? Nice one Jinksy!

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  14. If Johnny Depp is the pirate, lucky girl! Off subject, I just read the book and watched the BBC movie of "The Buccaneers" and loved it.

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  15. Someone's going to get a Jolly Rogering. (Oh please forgive . . please!)

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    1. Trust you to be the first to fly this flag!! Oh, norty Doctor!

      I think we may have to make you walk the plank after such a wisecrack - or would you prefer the Cat-O'-Nine-Tails, perhaps?

      Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of rum...

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  16. This is the most passionate one yet , Jinksy , say hello to Jack Sparrow from me . !

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  17. Oooh pirate love! I'm gonna second the Johnny Depp comment!

    I love your poem!

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  18. Gorgeous picture Pen, you're a master of these "enhancements"! I love you're ending lines in the first stanza using the single/mingle interior rhyme.

    Thanks for stopping by...

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  19. Yes - wave-locked keel is just beautiful. k.

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  20. He'd sailed all seven seas, but never found
    one who could run his wave-locked keel aground
    on the shores of passion.

    What a great opening! And I like what you did with the Dali, too.

    =)

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  21. Definitely could expand into a story and wonderfully told

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