Sailing and Searching

This poem is for FOWC: Search and was partially inspired by this prompt about what provides comfort. It is written in a form that I learned from Abigail Gronway at  “Dark Side of the Moon” a long time ago. Go check out her blog; she writes fantastic poetry! I am also linking with DVerse OLN.


I’m living on a drifting boat
A drifting, drifting, drifting boat
The captain looks for how to float
The captain looks for land.

The stars are like a guiding hand
A guiding, guiding, guiding hand
They shine out comfort over sand
They shine across the sea.

I feel today a gentle breeze
A gentle, gentle, gentle breeze
What we both search for, we will seize:
What we can call a home.

Upon this sea we daily roam
We daily, daily, daily roam
Yet light reflects on the sea-foam
Yet light will warm this heart.

I’m living on a drifting boat,
Yet light will warm this heart.

silhouette photography of boat on water during sunset
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13 thoughts on “Sailing and Searching

  1. This is so beautiful and serene. Just drifting away into the moment, even if it’s unknown, that itself is peaceful; embracing the moment as it comes and the present, you communicate it thoughtfully and beautifully in figurative language. Amazing writing. ❤

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  2. The rhythm reminded me of being on a gentle wave, scooped up at the beginning of each stanza by the rhyme endings of the last one. Almost soporific. So lovely to read.

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  3. Warm and lovely. Well written RW! I celebrate the veracity and power of your words. May you continue always sharing only your authentic self — that alone makes you genuine, meaningful to read, and of worth to be heard! Síocháin!

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