Nimble feet

Originally “Nimble feet” started out as an attempt to craft something for, We Drink Because We’re Poets, Thursday Poetry Prompt #14, of Love shaped in the form, and style of a Kyrielle Sonnet. Which makes use of the following for form, AabB, ccbB, ddbB, AB -or- AbaB, cbcB, dbdB, AB, with lines of eight syllables. Well I kind of blew it with the syllables, so here’s the sonnet anyway, set about the love between the wind, and a type of ocean going vessel of the Pacific Peoples, along with the nimble feet of those aboard. The thoughts upon sculpting the lines came from following, the Pacific Voyagers Projects for about the last couple of years, or so.

The ocean, and the sea

Nimble feet

Nimble feet born unto saltwater deep
Wrapped upon the flying waka’s prow
In search of the wedded  breeze asleep
Beneath red earth sails do carry now

Across the moments leaning leeward
Wrapped upon the flying waka’s prow
Never lost on swift currents windward
Beneath red earth sails do carry now

Swift the wild lover’s wind does reach
Wrapped upon the flying waka’s prow
As moments deep in weather’s speech
Beneath red earth sails do carry now

Nimble feet born unto saltwater deep
Beneath red earth sails do carry now

9 responses to “Nimble feet

  1. A delicate form of poetry, Sean. Love this in particular: “Nimble feet born unto salt water.”

    The repetition was not a drag in any way. If I may ask, where you the one who took the pic which preceded this poem?

    • Thanks Uzoma. I kind of fell into to the term nimble, and the first line went in an organic direction from there.

      The photo is part of a set of photos taken by a good friend during the last few days of the 80s (1989) on Santa Catalina Island. There are actually notations, and shared messages on the back of each one as a gift.

  2. I love the phrase on the third stanza, ”As moments deep in weather’s speech,” I’ve said it before, and will say it again, you always take me to lands unimagined before with your poems! Congratulations ‘Wordsmith!’ Pristinely good!
    🙂

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  4. Artistic – admire this especially since, I don’t think I can pull off anything remotely well crafted.

    Congratulations on a verse well presented,
    Eric

    • Your able to do just as well, Eric. Humble is becoming, but you know how to carve lines, and words just a capable. Thanks again, Eric. The post you did on hamsters, and students had me pondering many different directions (:

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