Restless on the Shore…

Boats on the Beach (St Martin), Margaret Mair, original art

Boats on the Beach (St Martin), Margaret Mair, original art

It calls, the sea,
To the restless boat
Uncomfortably cotched
On a sandy shore,
Longing for
Rocking waves
And cooling current
And the feel
Of wake moving
Singingly along
Her planked hull,
Dreaming of
Sliding pleasurably
Through the
Welcoming water
And leaving a path
Of lacy bubbles
Across the warm sea
To mark
Her gentle passage.
So may we travel
Leaving only
A beautiful lacery
Of memories
In our wake.

Written by Margaret Mair
Painting, original art by Margaret Mair

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10 responses to “Restless on the Shore…

  1. Charming – I see boats with greenery growing over then and feel their longing. “cotched” – has to be a Jamaican word but I sure get it!

    • It is certainly a word I know from Jamaica; I’m not sure of it has other roots. Glad you found it charming, Sarah.

  2. I love this so much–but this can’t be a surprise, right? 🙂 I love the flow of word images and most especially the words “cotched” and “lacery”…the last stanza caught at my heart, dear one.
    “So may we travel
    Leaving only
    A beautiful lacery
    Of memories
    In our wake.”

    Exquisite.

  3. What a beauty, Margaret.
    Will reblog soon!

  4. Reblogged this on Cynthia Reyes and commented:
    The talented Margaret Mair, an island girl like myself, with a painting – and poem – for people like me who wish they were on a beach this cold Ontario morning….

  5. Even though ours was not a cold day, I would always opt for the beach. Lovely poem and painting. Hugs, N ❤ 🙂

  6. Pingback: Home Is Where The Art Is | Cynthia Reyes

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