Whispers in the Wind

the lashing of tempest seas
mortals scarcely imagine
under sundrenched skies
natures distant turbulence
strewn across stony headlands

hours passed round the windswept lighthouse
watching memories roll over and drown
til final farewells returned shore

waves never escape the sea
neither death nor desolation
seize my last breath drawn in bitter surf
stars light a path trekked many times
it’s not weariness or loneliness
madness or even my own wits
dares bid my name surrender

whispers in the wind
speak of life yet to come
I simply turn to listen
 
 
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  1. Deb

    I love it, George
    You once again earned a piece of dark chocolate. 🙂

  2. Ese' s Voice

    So much said in your lines and as much lingering between them, too… Beautiful.

    1. George Mahn III

      Thanks, Esenga! Indeed, we can each fill in the spaces with our own experiences.

  3. Francina

    beautiful poem, George.. I love these lines :
    hours passed round the windswept lighthouse
    watching memories roll over and drown
    til final farewells returned shore………..
    groetjes, Francina

    1. George Mahn III

      Thanks, Francina! Much circulating around those lines.
      Cheers, George

  4. Alarna Rose Gray

    I was reading a post just yesterday about an author (William Golding) who described the sea, and drowning in it, as hell. This reminded me of that, but in a good way 😉

    1. George Mahn III

      Interesting resemblance, Alarna…I like the idea! Glad it resonated in a good way, too! 🙂

  5. Thank you for liking my post about creativity. Your poetry is wonderful, feels familiar… and is quite appropriate for my state of heart right now; I love the last stanza. Great to meet you. I’ll be reading quite a bit more of your work!

    1. George Mahn III

      My pleasure! And thank you for dropping by here. No matter what the circumstances, I always believe the best is yet to come. Looking forward to reading your blog, too!

  6. I guess I already “liked” & commented on this poem, it’s amazing! Thanks for the “likes” from you, I am honored. You’re awesome.

    1. George Mahn III

      My pleasure! I am honored to share this with you and at the same time I have enjoyed reading your work. Lots more to see, I know…time is a premium but I’m certainly impressed so far! Thanks again!

  7. Brendan

    Yes, all we can do is “simply listen” — what else, with such magnitude tolling offshore? Wonderful.

    1. George Mahn III

      Thanks, Brendan! Indeed, that magnitude can both overpower and empower. Glad you stopped by.

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