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Thursday, 28 April 2016

PREMONITION


A fisherman's widow scans the horizon
from Port Quin's shore in eighteen-fifteen,
and tonight I stand here beside her fretting,
battered by gales and forty foot waves.


The centuries between us dissolve before dawn
as The Voyager head-butts the ocean floor.
Oh the news when it comes is a foregone conclusion -
I knew when I saw her I'd see him no more...

35 comments:

  1. Heading for this sheltered moor.

    inlet scanned
    from this stonehouse tower
    ship's wake

    _m

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    1. Grand verse, with such feeling "Y"_!
      __So often the sea trades, never a safe return.

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  2. Just thinking how it must have been for those poor women...never knowing if they'd ever see their menfolk again every time they left for work.
    I guess it isn't a lot safer a profession even today.:/

    Many thanks for sharing your magical perception, Doug...oh that ship's wake...brings me out in goose bumps! *smiles*:))

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  3. The art of seeing what others felt in the present from a vantage point in the past: a gift.. Enjoyed.

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    1. A gift...and sometimes a curse! *smiles*
      Many thanks, Anthony...so happy you enjoyed.:))

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  4. Dearest Ygraine, how you have transported me to the edge of the earth...overlooking the sea, barely breathing, tense, watching for a sail to appear on the horizon.
    Beautifully written, dear friend~

    Big Hugs and Love, Always

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    1. Jan...my dear Friend...your more than kind words have touched my heart.
      Thank you so, so much!:))

      All my Love & Hugs xoxoxo

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  5. Hi Ygraine..gorgeous photo of you..very atmospheric and magical..and beautiful writing of course..very emotional and haunting.dwelling in that space of he unknowable..and you embodying that space..so amazing!!
    Much love my kindred-sister!
    Victoria

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    1. Oh WOW...thank you, dearest Victoria...from the depths of my heart...:)

      Sending you much Love back...and Big Hugs!
      xoxoxo

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  6. Dear Ygraine,

    That was so very deeply written my friend, I can just imagine how that must have really placed those women on edge.

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    1. Yes, must have been a really difficult life, Lon.
      When you stand alone there on that shore, you can almost feel their anxiety reaching out to you across the centuries. It is so surreal...
      Many thanks, my Friend.:))

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  7. This is so moving! I love the images and your beautiful words! Big Hugs!

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    1. Oh thank you, Sweetie...so much!
      So glad you enjoyed...makes it all the more rewarding to write!:))

      Lots of Love & Hugs xoxoxo

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  8. OH HOW WONDERFUL! I just loved everything about this post Ygraine. The atmosphere and trip through time you've created with your words and photos is magical. Well done my friend!

    Hugs to you and happy weekend, G

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    1. Oh gosh, Geraldine...you are so kind!
      Thank you...from the depths of my heart...:)

      As you know, I don't usually write such short poems as I find it difficult to express myself in few words...but this one just seemed to write itself!
      So happy you enjoyed...:))

      Big Hugs xoxoxo

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    2. You nailed it my dear. Spot on, in every way.

      Love your new avatar photo.

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  10. You have created such a strong sense of foreboding. It's an incredible poem. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. Oh wow...that really means so much to me, CiL.
      After I'd finished this one, I felt it was a bit lame...so your generous comment has made my day!
      Thank you so very much...:))

      Have a fabulous day!

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  11. Wow, girl. It's been a while since I've visited but your words are still amazing. You just keep getting better.

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    1. Gosh...what a wonderful comment...thank you so, so much, Lux!
      It is always a great pleasure to hear from you.
      Do hope all is well with you.

      Have a great day! :)

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  12. forcing History to repeat :)

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    1. Absolutely!
      Many thanks, Deeps.:))

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  13. The dissolving of the centuries between us...what a wonderful line and a wonderful thought...

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    1. So happy you enjoyed, Keith.:)

      Thank you so much! :))

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  14. I love and admire your talent, Ygraine, and the photos go well with this post. Thank you!

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  15. I love and admire your talent, Ygraine, and the photos go well with this post. Thank you!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Linda...your kind words mean so much!

      Hugs xoxoxo

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  16. Buon inizio settimana...ciao.

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    1. Oh thank you, Giancarlo...wishing you a great week too...:))

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  17. I won't see him again as well, but I am in my heart, friend Y ... awesome post ... tears and love ... Always, cat.

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    1. Thank you, Cat...so much...for understanding where I'm coming from...really means so much!:)

      Love & hugs xoxoxo

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  18. Boa tarde, escrita bela e profunda em sintonia com as maravilhosas fotos.
    AG

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    1. Oh wow...many many thanks, AG...can't tell you how much I appreciate that.:)

      Have a magical day!

      A Hug :)

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