Far Upon the Sea

Far Upon the Sea

A Poem by Fabian G. Franklin

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I dream the heartbeat of salty tides;

And golden moons upon the sand;

The rush of white-capped waves

Around me

Whispering songs I understand


Weathered hull and prow before us

In gray barnacled planks, adorned

Great blue sailfish go exploring

Before our ship, around the horn


I dream the lonely sound of seabirds;

Screech of gull and cry of tern;

Billowed sails, full with yearning

To catch the wind

And  secrets learn


Coconut palms on distant islands

Pristine beaches beyond the reef

Sands snow white, bathed in light

Like some treasure, beyond belief


I dream the  lullaby of Humpbacks

Where they part the frothy veil

How I long to join in with them

Learning all the songs of whales


Around the arctic icebergs wander

To see the seals and  penguins there

What would it be like I ponder,

To pet a friendly polar bear?


Upon my travels I go dreaming

Of all these things that will never be

Yet fill my mind with imaginings

And longing far upon the sea

© 2019 Fabian G. Franklin

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I join this voice in its longing for the sea. It sounds like an old, landlocked sailor, desirous of salt and sails once more. Believe me, I can relate. Best to keep the white bears at a distance, methinks. A very fine piece of writing.

Posted 3 Months Ago

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Fabian G. Franklin

3 Months Ago

Thanks Sam. Those big bears are pretty unfriendly. ;) It would still be cool to pet one if one could.. read more

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Added on November 1, 2019
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Fabian G. Franklin
Fabian G. Franklin

Boone, NC

I make an effort to reciprocate all reviews left on my work. I rarely read at random unless a title catches my eye or the piece has been reviewed by a friend. But if you'd like me to review something,.. more..