lighthouse

>>My little brother smashed some clam shells and their mosaic devastation made me stare. So I wrote a word-song.

Sea shells, stained glass
tower windows lie cracked
salt breath, long grass
Cracked paint, rust chain
hauling driftwood in the rain
pale sky, old face

Waves fight moonlight
do you believe in love at first sight?
dangerous fog nights
Sweeping warning
victory in mourning
last stand, roar sea

And a lighthouse clinging to a rock
Sprayed fierce with the sea it mocks
Never rests until your ship comes in
And it expects the silence that you say
It just asks that you stay away
And the sea sprays salt and sand and wind

Ship’s bell, wet ropes
mate shouts, no one knows
all hands, no hope
Captain sees first
welcome sight in light verse
wheel grasped, ship turns

Calm sea, no land
step on deck to look again
find home if you can
Winter, Spring, Fall
do you believe in love at all?
telescope, one call

And a lighthouse clinging to a rock
Sprayed fierce with the sea it mocks
Never rests until your ship comes in
And it expects the silence that you say
Knowing you are far away
And the sea sprays salt and sand and wind

Someday, anchor
leave your ship in harbour
slow train northward
Sea shells, stained glass
tower windows lie cracked
salt breath, long grass

Cracked paint, rust chain
hauling driftwood in the rain
pale sky, old face
Tide out, tide in
wash your heart, begin again
look up, breathe in

And find a lighthouse clinging to a rock
Sprayed fierce with the sea it mocks
A broken light at watchful rest within
And it expects the silence that you say
It just hopes that you’ve come to stay
And the sea sprays salt and sand and wind

fog makes everything beautifully mysterious

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One response

  1. Quite lovely.Meritorious really. ❤

    February 17, 2013 at 10:43 am

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