Yearning to Sail



I yearn to sail before the wind

Ere my skin is pale, my blood is thin;

My ship to ride far above the tide,

Adrift in cloud-bright glowing wide,

To weigh anchor round glory's bend.




Augustus / Folsom, LA / March 2017

  • Author: Augustus (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: March 3rd, 2017 10:12
  • Category: Spiritual
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  • Michael Edwards

    I'm there with the salt wind in my face - super stuff.

    • Augustus

      Thanks Michael.

    • WriteBeLight

      I have sailed on a 24 foot, full-keel sailboat. There is nothing like the freedom of being on the ocean, in great weather, of course. Great work Augustus. I am wishing for Summer!

      • Augustus

        Great comment.

      • rrodriguez

        Yes, this is beautiful...I yearn to sail in my Puerto Rico with its clear blue Caribbean Sea... enjoyed it.

        • Augustus

          Thanks a bunch.

        • Goldfinch60

          "I must go down to the sea again,
          To the lonely sea and the sky "

          Good write and may the wind be in your sails and the sea remain calm.

          • Augustus

            This week it's choppy, the hull is all barnacled, the keel may be cracked, there's water in the bilge and the pump gave out. Heh, heh.But I haven't given up hope. Thanks for the comment.

          • Christina8

            I hope you get your wish to sail! Very nice poem.--Christina

            • Augustus

              That would be lovely. Thanks.

            • willyweed

              I'll man the poop deck Skipper, weight anchor ..ship to shore port side make a head call? man over board sailing sailing o'er the ocean blue Popeye Aye capt'n raise the jolly roger we sail at dawn batten down them hatches well blow me down good seafaring poem commander?

              • willyweed

                Plus I had a ship like this in my I was a Teenage cannibal saga?

                • Augustus

                  Welcome aboard. I need a first mate.

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                • MendedFences27

                  Thought that photo might have been of the "Eagle." U.S. Coast Guard training ship, but I see now it's not, it's the Sea Cloud II. Nice poem about the call of the sea. It is in some people's blood it seems, and they will do anything to be upon it. Nice write. - Phil A.

                  • Augustus

                    Yes, I tried to find a photo of a ship in the clouds. I settled on this one that was a beauty. Thanks.

                  • kevin browne

                    sailing on the seven seas so blue is very fitting for this lovely sea poem. nice one Augustus.

                    • Augustus

                      Thanks Kevin. I can hear the wind stretching out the sails.

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