The Sea is a Mistress


The mighty vessel outward sailed

Unto the vastness of the sea

Where, lingering moon and vibrant sun

Cast brightest blue and vivid green


The splendid ship named Sea Spray Sway

Held captive men to sailors make

For to the sea, they made their vows

And of their hearts, the sea did take


For fifteen days so lost at sea

Their rations dwindled and spirits died

Deaths occurred and fights ensued

Until, from crow’s nest, land was spied


No land as wondrous as they found

For carried them to there, the tide

Though seeking life from solid ground

They’d not give up the sea, their bride

  • Author: Michael (Pseudonym) (Online Online)
  • Published: September 18th, 2023 05:45
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 8
  • User favorite of this poem: Bella Shepard.


  • sorenbarrett

    A wonderful poem litterally but in metaphor even grander. It speaks of life's adversity and hope that is rewarded but not to the extent of giving up the struggle of going on even after victory. So well penned.

    • Pop64

      Thank you so much for your time and kind words.

    • Teddy.15

      Anyone who chooses to sail the seas must find it hard to be grounded. A.stunnung poem 💖 a beautiful rhythm in this.

      • Pop64

        Thank you, so much!

        • Teddy.15

          I meant stunning poem. X

        • Bella Shepard

          A sea tale as old as time, told in such vivid verse. Rich in imagery, I can see the colors and feel the salty spray. I think I can even hear a concertina being played in the background. A beautiful poem, an outstanding piece of literature!

          • Pop64

            Wow, thank you so very much for your most generous comments.

            • Bella Shepard

              Well deserved my friend!

            • Beth K

              Brilliantly written, Michael! Thank you for sharing your poetic talent with others!

            • Blair Stella Flynn

              wow, I'M SPEECHLESS. this is a very beautifully well written poem. the metaphors, word choices, rhyming.. wonderful 🥺

              • Pop64

                I really appreciate your time and wonderful thoughts on this, thank you so much!

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