No flask, no wine, no book of verse, this night
We reach for stars and moon, seek gleams of light
Hear the silver streams from the humming moon
Time and rhythms flow, in eternal rites
Upon the sand, waves pitch and break and roar
While spindrift flicks in salted breeze to shore
And you with me, now standing hand in hand
Watching the sea, waiting for dreams, and more.
I’m off prompt for today’s NaPoWriMo challenge. I took bits of yesterday’s NaPoWriMo poem and tribute line from Omar Khayyam’s famous verse for this attempt at a Rubaiyat for Frank Hubeny’s challenge on dVerse.
Oh you can feel those rhythms on those waves. I love the motion. Getting me in a fine mood for taking the train now.
Thanks, Damien. Safe travels!
Chugga chugga choo choo! 😉
Do love this form and how you used it to create motion. A good add on to yesterday’s poem!
Thanks so much, Jilly! 🙂
Very nice sound. There many ways to be with another even reaching for stars and moon.
Thank you, Frank. Yes, you are right.
Love the sound!
Thank you, Luanne! 🙂
I like how you alluded to the original Rubaiyat.
Thank you! 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
salt in the sea breeze….dreams coming to the two in love, wave upon wave. Lovely take for the prompt.
Thank you, Lillian!
I love the words in your Rubaiyat. I believe this form gives the poet a definite eloquence which comes through in your vivid imagery.
Thank you so much, Vivian!
A fine rubaiyat…love your choice of as artwork as well.
I’ve used that painting before, and after I wrote the poem, I thought of it. 🙂
Thank you, Ken.
This is beautiful. We can’t shake the world in that painting, can we? (K)
Thank you, Kerfe.
I love this painting. 🙂
There’s an exciting recklessness — like the beginning of falling in love — to your words and I love the painting you chose to go with them.
Thank you–I like that, “an exciting recklessness.” After I wrote the poem, I remembered this painting, and I thought, “of course!” 🙂
You’ve made great use of this image, once more; and a very appropriate nod to Omar Kayyam. A fine poem
Thank you very much, Derrick.
Love the ties to original Omar… to go another path… but maybe the place is the same… the two and a road.
Thank you very much, Björn.
Yes, you may be right.