Boat dream

2014-03-31 15.28.01

An anchored boat sits
empty and bereft
in the silent darkness of a moonless night.
Yet his reflection sails and rides
the obsidian waters of a barely undulating sea.

Steel wires bend and fold
The mast breakdances
Furled sails lose their meaning
and fly without stretching.

The image, untamed, breathes,
uncovers the dreams, the soul,
of that lonely hull
moored to the pier
like a tethered wild horse
who remembers freedom.

About emmylgant

Cloud watcher and dreamer sometimes wise, often foolish, but I am what I am.
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13 Responses to Boat dream

  1. makagutu says:

    Fitting picture for a nice poem


  2. PapaBear says:

    Loved the poem, Emm. Just a note…, boats are always female. An old sailor told me that.


    • emmylgant says:

      Glad you liked it Paul.
      You are right of course; but I think that if I had remembered that, I probably wouldn’t have dreamed the poem. The boat made me think of mustangs running wild… and spirited stallions. A mare… well, it’s just not the same, is it?
      My excuse? A boat is masculine in French, ergo… I never saw the problem.


  3. alarmingman says:

    A word painting filled with pungent metaphors… amazing


  4. john zande says:

    Love the tethered wild horse analogy, Em. Perfect.


    • emmylgant says:

      Thanks John. Walking around the marina at night has a certain melancholy in the winter, when so few people are around. Boats and horses run like the wind and with it, so it just flowed.


  5. themodernidiot says:

    Omg this is so badass


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