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  The Fisherman
by Donna Lynch
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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The distraught young maiden awaits her beloved fisherman who will never again return to her.


The wind murmurs in the silver night,
As gentle waves caress the shore.
On the roof of the New England home,
Celled willfully on the widow's walk,
The lovely maiden stares out to sea, 

As a new day dawns spilling morning light,
Sun worshipers come and bask in the heat.
Behind dunes, young lovers secretly meet.
Sand sculptors complete their castles with moats.
And from afar in the abysmal bath of blue,
Large vessels, in passing, leave no clue.

Riveting her eyes upon tiny feet,
In pools of water left by the tide.
She ponders the query---
Had be been untrue , could he have lied?

Then, all is forgot and forgiven,
When a mirage glimmers in her mind,
of a reticent man---so gentle---so kind.
But sadly and oblivious to thee,
Her wilting heart weighs nay concern,
For her beloved fisherman at the stern.

And in the throes of nostalgia,
Once again, a dancing vision sails to port.
Standing tall in high boots and gloves---
 He speaks to her.
His voice like a soft melody---soothing.
His words as the vast heavens, mystical yet moving. 







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Reviewed by Joy Hale 7/5/2011
Hauntingly beautiful phrases that steal ones breath away. I was a bit sad, but yet enchanted by your words. These words will stay in my heart, nurtured by your talented pen. Just loved it!

Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 9/11/2009
Lovely, haunting write, Donna! Wonderful imagery captured by your words. I really enjoyed your poem.

Reviewed by Rodney Bohen 8/18/2008
Brilliant piece.
Unusually impressed
Damn't write more!
You make a reader hungry
Feed us

Reviewed by m j hollingshead 1/4/2008
well done
Reviewed by Butch Howard 3/23/2007
This is a haunting and sadly sweet write. Here in Savannah, we have a statue on River Street called "The Waving Girl." I was placed there to honor the memory of a woman whose only love -a sailor, who sailed off and was lost at sea. She went to that spot where she waved goodby to him for the last time every day until she died and waived her handkerchief at every ship that entered the harbour. She never married or gave up hoping that she would one day see him return. To see a picture of it, you can go here:
Reviewed by Jane Rodway 4/27/2006
I love this.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/27/2006
Powerfully penned, Donna; and a tale that's been occuring for many centuries.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/26/2006
As the Father in law of a Nova Scotia fisherman I can truly appreciate the bittersweet longing of the young lady who is the subject of this piece. You captured her longing, and unending love of the sailor who didn't return. I have done afew pieces on this same topic but yours is the best I have seen so far.Well done.


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  3. How Much I Love You
  4. The Outing
  5. Fifty Golden Years
  6. The Warrior's Return
  7. needful things
  8. Finger Me Gently
  9. When the Heart Soars
  10. Intimately
  11. A Merging of Wills
  12. In the Bottom of Your Ocean
  13. A Dozen Red Roses
  14. Immersed
  15. No One Else But Her
  16. Misty Lover..
  17. Rapture Me . . .
  18. For Every Gorgeous Day
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