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Paul B February 22nd, 2004 09:09 PM

Winter Wish
Hi, this is a new verse I just concocted. I'm not sure I relly like it, but it does fit the season.

Winter Wish

When I hear the whistling winter wind,
My soul sets sail upon the Southern Seas,
To sense again the surging ocean tides
And feel once more the balmy, tropic breeze.

No cold, no snow shall keep me from my goal,
For I must seek the ship that my heart craves
With decks that glow in morning's golden sun.
A ship that glides so smoothly through the waves.

When dreary days make minutes seem too long,
And pleasant times are but a feeble wish,
I know that ship will find a shining shore
With crystal surf and darting rainbow fish.

There are so many pleasures that this earth provides
And memories that man must hold as dear,
But none surpass my days upon the waves,
When someone that I love is very near.

Paul B

rollerdonna February 22nd, 2004 09:50 PM

Re: Winter Wish
Paul, you perfectly describe my daily winter daydream: every day while I am walking the dog, or standing waiting at the train station in sub-zero temperatures, usually with snow or freezing wind whipping me in the face, I close my eyes, turn my face into the sun, listen intently to the Jimmy Buffet CD in my walkman, and try to imagine that I am back on the aft pool deck of the Legend, soaking up the tropical august sun, and that those ice cold winds are really warm tropical breezes. Works OK, until the icicle starts forming on the end of my nose.....


Mermaid February 23rd, 2004 07:12 AM

Re: Winter Wish
Very nice Paul. I'll bet Peggy loves that last line! Thanks for sharing.

MichelleP February 23rd, 2004 10:19 AM

Re: Winter Wish
Excellent, Paul. You have a wonderful sense of cadence.

Michelle P.

Paul B February 23rd, 2004 12:01 PM

Re: Winter Wish
Rollerdonna, your paragraph has a poetry of its own. I appreciate your feelings about the cold, as I have spent too many winters in the north. That's why I love living in South Texas in the winter.

The meter is messed up on the first line of my last verse. It would read more smoothly as "We share the pleasures that this earth provides."

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