Total is National Poetry Day. I felt compelled to avoid free verse and try to polish this one up a bit more. So of course I wrote a Shakespearean sonnet for my fiance.
“The Ship Sonnet”
Listen, hear the joy of my loving mind;
Wherein dusty thoughts are swept out the ears
And true, red hearts beat together and bind
Like a stable ship to sail through life’s years.
Billowed sails are crafted from memories
And gusts, strong and tempted by one deep gaze,
Where we stride along fences, as we please,
Doffing our hats while the tidal band plays.
Hulls prone to leak will keep steadfast, repaired;
Each time the ocean belches a blunder
We’ll bear down and grin with caution and care
To see the fresh side of every storm’s wonder.
I care not what waters we must overcome,
Simply that I’m alongside you for each one.