Saturday, January 11, 2014

Leeward Shore (Poem 284)

a shivering unrestful night 
we glimpsed 
with sympathetic awe 
a tempestuous golden 
woodland scorched 
by malicious snow

our bitterest drives once 
reeled along 
the tumbling leeward 
shore whose vindictive waves 
and storm-tossed port 
made us shudder 
homeward toward comfort, 
safety, faded quilts 

the dire violin posture 
of jeopardy must graze 
our unmentionable mortalities
seeking refuge as we age
before rushing 
headlong into such
a perilous voyage

(c) 2014 by Hannah Six