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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: August 15, 2021      Views: 25

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CASS CARLTON 
I have always been a writer at heart, but only since March of 2015 have I had a chance to explore the possibility of this being a real gift. I loved sewing quilts, making jam and pickles, planting seeds and tending them into fruitfulness, keeping h - more...

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A Small Boat Upon the Calm Sea
"The boat" by Cass Carlton
No oars, no sail,
No crew to hail
Alone upon the ocean's breast
No words or numbers to attest
Where it came from or why
It now floats at ease beneath a silent sky.

Rather a shame it,
No-one will claim it
Lest misfortune befall the uncaring.
Perhaps some-one with daring
The lost craft will claim
And proudly give her a name

What could it be?
"Child of the Sea"
"Storm's Child", or "Lost Without Warning."
When next it casts up in some far morning,
She won't be lost, but known by the boast
And the name of "Mystery's Dawning"

Author Notes
This is a "Picture This" contest entry. The image of an unmasted, oarless boat sitting quietly on the bosom of a calm, blue sea piqued my curiosity. How did it get there? Whose boat was it? What will become of it? All questions any poet would ask. cheers Cass
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