Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Rock

A wet and heavy mist at sea,
Surging waves flow over me,
Tides come and go, as does the day,
As the force of nature tries to wear me away.
A solid mass, my body strong,
The years passed quickly and surged my song,
To many ships, I've paved the way-
For the ROCK, I am this very day.
A lookout point, some know me well,
In the night's horizon I hear a bell,
Warning sailors and ships at sea -
Troublesome waters surrounding me.
Sand bars, waves and rocky turf
Has made them wonder if it's worth,
The long way round or short and fast,
Now into my bed these souls have passed.
The ROCK that waits with frightful glee,
Forced many a craft into the sea,
Twisted - broken, whole and torn,
Now treasures of the deep, well-worn.


Red said...

Thoughtful poetry. The photos of the art work show the power and anger of the sea. for a prairie boy who knows only knee deep water this tells me about the dangers of the sea.

Gail said...

Wow!!! How wonderful.

DJan said...

Really wonderful poem and pictures, Saucy! I really enjoyed it. :-)

biebkriebels said...

You have some heavy storms I see, the same as here.

Genie Robinson said...

Hey, gal...Missy Saucy...The poetry is so pretty and scenery heavenly. Loved the art work. Now, to the serious business. Would you please email me....genier39atgmaildotcom. Buddy and I are up to mischief....he just looked at the video of your baby and that sent him over the edge. Yours and ours look so much alike. He is talking about foxglove growing wild up there, my love for Anne of Avonlea, and the International Appalachian email address is also on my blog. Searched yours, but did not find . XOXOXO genie

Karen Jones Gowen said...

I remember a Simon and Garfunkel song "I am a rock, I am an island." Only where your poem's theme is strength against adversity, theirs was I'm strong in myself and don't need anyone else. I like yours better.

Francesca Edesia said...

It's amazing how each stanza fits in with the pictures, you really found the right ones. This is my kind of looks like the one here in Trapani. I will put pictures later so you can see it. Trapani is VERY windy so you can imagine the waves, especially at the very tip of the city, we are at the outskirts, kind of near the countryside so it's not that windy, even though yesterday the wind managed to push my shopping cart...I had to run after it, can you believe it? About Mr. Berlusconi, like you said, others on TV today mentioned that it's just a ploy to get votes. But he promised so he has to keep the promise now. You have no idea how angry Italians are about having had to pay this tax so today he definitely touched many people's heart. He is not popular abroad but he is practically worshiped in Italy, he is a charmer and certainly the most eloquent man in Italy. Let's hope he will keep his proomises. Thank you so much for the kind words about Sayaka. Singing is her passion but unfortanately today you cannot make a living in the music business so she is working at a regular 9-5 job and singing whenever she has a chance. You know how it anywhere else, you need money and connections, talent doesn't count these days. Here in Italy it's only the kids who come out of talent shows who are launched, but since they have no talent, after a year or so they disappear.

Caramella said...

What a lovely poem and those pictures! I agree that that rock and those waves are very familiar :)) Thank you for sharing! Have a very nice evening

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

This was simply wonderful..the pictures, the poetry..I loved it all!! Only someone who lives near such a place could write of it so beautifully.
Would you believe that tonight I tried to put words to a painting?
I am NOT a writer of one who knows art but I wish I was and I wish I did.

Lilly, has your little Valentine heart and your book not arrived yet??? I am getting really concerned. I am hoping it's the weather. I wanted you to have the heart before Valentines day..

Pamela Gordon said...

What a great poem Saucy. Is this one of yours? I love the photos that go with it too. Have a great day. Pamela