Saturday, June 25, 2016

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AMATEURS CROSSING THE WATERS
“Look a baby turtle”; we cranes our necks, to catch a glimpse
The pirouge plunges through the great waters
In our quest to get to another, having left one island
Islands all our own, the largest we call
Trinidad and Tobago
We are sailing, where pirates once plundered
Where pioneers once dreamed of golden cities
Where Crusoe crossed, shipwrecked, to meet his Man Friday
Where Shakespeare summoned his Caliban and tempestuous waters
We are sailing under guided hands
Azure skies, with whispered prayers in daring hearts
For we are merely amateurs
Neither Mermaids, Sirens, or Sylphs
AMATEURS CROSSING THE WATERS © gillena cox 2016

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I am the prompter today at 'imaginary garden with real toads' visit to see the responses to this prompt
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

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Don't leave before listening to this Trinidad Calypso 'If Trinidad is a Boat'

20 comments:

  1. wonderful collection of the seas' histories :0 - thank you for the adventuring prompt -

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    1. Happy you dropped in to read mine Laura

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  2. The sea is in your blood! What a rich and adventurous tradition of sea-faring you have shared.

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    1. Happy you dropped in Kerry

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  3. I do love the way the sea has gone benign and sweet for amateurs... less adventure and so much more welcoming... thanks for the prompt.

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  4. Happy you dropped in to read mine Björn

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  5. Amateurs or not, it sounds very enjoyable. (And I'm a sucker for calypso; loved this one.)

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  6. Glad you dropped by Rosemary

    Much love...

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  7. Great challenge! This is ripe with expectation of adventure, has the seeker's innocence of "sailing under guided hands" " with whispered prayers in daring hearts." And finds much to savor.

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    1. Thanks for dropping in Blueoran

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  8. It sounds like a beautiful place, and you write of it beautifully. Thanks! k.

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  9. Thanks for dropping in K

    Much love...

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  10. Sounds like fun, Gillena. If and when I get to Trinidad I want to go sailing or boating along the shores. Your picture looks sooo pretty.
    Thank you for the prompt, I did make mine, not counting my title, in exactly 100 words and nine lines.
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  11. Thanks for dropping in Jim. I'm going over to read your response now

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  12. What a wonderful list of sea adventures!

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    1. Thanks for dropping Debi

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  13. Oh I love the beauty and optimism in this as well as the fantasy and wonder -- thanks for sharing, and for the prompt.

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  14. It must be wonderful to ply waters rich in so much history!

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    1. Thanks for dropping in Sherry

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