Charles Darnell

Rookie - 10 Points (01/19/1950 / St Martinsville, Louisiana)

Sail


The spray hits you in the face.
The swells bring the distended belly
Quickly up then settles with a greenish hiss,
Another and another.

You wonder where the long-winged birds
Light for rest.

All is water, all around,
You look out to the horizon
Your only constant
A setting sun

Night creeping up your back
You dare not turn
To see its grin.

Submitted: Monday, October 07, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, October 08, 2013
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I wrote this will participating in a poetry workshop at the Georgetown Poetry Festival in Georgetown, Texas. The workshop was conducted by Ann McCrady and dealt with Poetry of Place.

Comments about this poem (Sail by Charles Darnell )

  • Freshman - 1,688 Points S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (11/27/2013 11:47:00 PM)

    Seems u were swimming at dusk? Whateva it is u hav capturd d imagery in a remarkable way. U personified the night too. Wow! And plenty regards n tnx. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,762 Points Lorraine Colon (10/7/2013 5:27:00 PM)

    Very nice. I could almost feel the spray and see the birds in flight. (Report) Reply

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