Category Archives: Columbus

The Water’s Edge

Th’ tide hast cometh at last and spreads into th’ harbour. Now breech th’ tidal floor an’ Weigheth th’ anch’r stone, Yon caravel hast been ballast’d Maketh free below th’ wat’r line An’  free thee from its sand‘s Kiss th’ … Continue reading

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This Day Will Have Its Feast

Whe’ all is meditations above th’ foamy, horizon tae horizon A month o’ days since th’ sight o’ lan’ befo’ th’ mast, an’ taken by th’ whispering wake, beneath th’ stellar glimmerings, o’ beneath th’ lunar orb, an’ below th’ … Continue reading

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The Master of Men

She’s afloat, her sails grasping       a’ handfuls o’ th’ win’ Her bow splits th’ distant waters like a cauld steely blade. Deep in th’ hold she is a groanin’, groanin’ fer th’ quiet urges of th’ inland waves. The … Continue reading

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May 9, 1502

Tis th’ moment, th’ sound o’ th’ anchor risin,’ Th’ smel o’ soil soon tae be but a mem’ry, Th’ winds a fillin’ th’ sheets, an’ th’ great meestery o’ darkness, Nae a star tae follow, Th’ sky indeed covers … Continue reading

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The Portage

Ye can smell th’ fresh new season; ‘Tis in th’ air and in th’ moist turned brou. ‘Tis found in th’ wattles and In th’ lapping o’ waves In th’ green hills ‘an’ in th’ Purple lupins that blesses th’ … Continue reading

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The Mariner’s Grief

Na a soul finds favor, Nae one mother’s son. Nae even th’ cauld stanes Find rest inside the water kip. Na beast is cried upon. Na air remains tae breathe Into oor lungs. Na single thing is new, Na mother’s … Continue reading

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Th’ Men o’ th’ Ocean Sea

It was th’ tide o’ kings an’ kingly men, Whe’ the worl’ was young It was a tide o’ greatness, O’ great men, an’ great deeds, An’ monumental moments. Thay shook th’ pillars o’ heaven whin thay traivelt upon th’ … Continue reading

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Nena

All my father’s life, that is to say, ever if since I was born, my father would joke about a little fairy that followed him around. Through the years he had a porcelain figure of Walt Disney’s Tinkerbell on his … Continue reading

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Nena the Fairy Part III

Preface    Christopher Columbus was the Admiral of the Ocean Sea.  That title was bestowed upon him by the Most Serene Catholic Majesties, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabela, upon the return of his first voyage.      He retained the title … Continue reading

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