A Sea of Maybe

A Sea of Maybe

Maybe my house by the sea
still awaits me. Or perhaps a past life
curse, keeps me from her shores.

Perhaps my plight to light
the English crown with constant sun
caused too many wrongs.

My bloody sins barring me
from my carved nest
in Dover’s pure-white cliffs.

It could go further back
to a Viking youth, pillaging
a coast in search for home.

Ever since, sentenced
to roam with ore in hand
vessel-less, without a shore.

Perchance grandfather Brân
is simply sheltering me from the sea’s rage
while filling my head with her poetry.

Here I am every night, missing the moon
tucking herself in to the ocean
changing the tide’s ebbs and flows.

Landlocked, I depend on dreams
to lull me into slumber
instead of the ocean’s rocking arms.

Or maybe…
my house by the sea
still awaits me.

© Delaina Miller 2012

Shared with dVerse Poets Week 73

17 replies
  1. henry clemmons
    henry clemmons says:

    Wow, girl. SO well presented. Whether metaphoric or real, the feel is tangible. I often wonder if wrongs, sins, or something hinders me from some goals. I am glad I got to meet your voice. Very excellente!

  2. Mary
    Mary says:

    It really is good that we have dreams that can bring us whatever it is we need or want them too. I enjoyed your poem, Delaina. And a house by the sea would definitly be a good thing!

    • Delaina
      Delaina says:

      Mary you are so right, it is good we have dreams to bring us our needs and desires. Thanks for taking the time to read my poem.

  3. Miriam E.
    Miriam E. says:

    how much i enjoyed this!
    the longing, so palpable here… i pictured a gray autumn day, the sea wild and you huddled in a thick sweater, heading inside after a walk on the beach.
    loved the imagery here… wonderfully done.

    • Delaina
      Delaina says:

      Thank you Miriam;
      I love your vision of a gray autumn day at the sea and cozy sweater.

  4. Grace
    Grace says:

    I like that the first and last lines locks together ~ I hope it does~

    Lovely images of sea rage and image of the moon ~

    Nice to meet you ~

  5. Gay (@beachanny)
    Gay (@beachanny) says:

    Perhaps it does. Mine is for sale. It’s time for me to return to the land locked, the safe. The sea is beautiful but the worries it creates are many. I’m wishing you safe beaches ahead.

    • Delaina
      Delaina says:

      Thank you Gay;
      The time is not yet right for my beach house. But thank you for the wish of a safe beach when it is right.
      I hope you find your land locked haven.

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