AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  David Gelber, iRobert Campbell, iSam Penny, iBettye Johnson, iP. G. Shriver, iLily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley, iA. Colin Wright, i

  Home > Poetry > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

E D Ridgell

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Books
· Poetry
· Stories
· 7 Titles
· 1 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Jul, 2010

E D Ridgell, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.


Popular Poetry (Poetry)
  1.  G R A S S
  2.  Words Will Never Express How Lucky I am to
  3.  Facing the fuure
  4.  Love is Like a Flower
  5.  Withdrawn...
  6.  Ominous
  7.  Water Kinda Runnin' Kinda Dim
  8.  It's Simple
  9.  You Donít Know Me
  10.  A Little Drop of Rain
  11.  Blood Of A Slave, Heart Of A King
  12.  The Liar
  13.  THE PASTORS WIFE
  14.  No Room for Fear
  15.  Pond Of Soul
  16.  Freedom of Speech
  17.  Wishful Thinking
  18.  Blessed
  19.  Yesterday
  20.  Yet Another Poem of my Love



Shellfish Bay Reflections
by E D Ridgell

Monday, July 12, 2010
Not rated by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by E D Ridgell
•  The Antique Tapestry
•  I Am The Eagle
•  Like Little Sparrow
•  Exmore Virginia
           >> View all 5

Much trial and tribulation lately,
until I paused and visited The Bay,
which never fails to center me...ed :)

Shellfish Bay Reflections

 

 

The waves break o’er me,

Billowy in this latest tempest;

A red tide of events and mortals.

 

 

 

 

 

The undertow could carry me out but for luck

And that pluck to anchor firm,

Until what, I do not know or fear.

 

 

Driven, why so driven? Why weigh against the waves?

Tether this tempest and

 Idle side the shore 'o the Bay awhile.

 

 

Rarely, does the Bay

Reflect a dead calmed, mirror of sky

To tarry and measure feelings that wake o’er me,

Storm-tossed ‘fore this self levied lull.

 

 

The Bay is a rite to me.

The Bay sweats from pours of me;

Mine, salty glands of drowned-down ‘watermen’.

 

 

Surely as the Full Flower Moon salutes the night

Are these pauses welcome markers

In the ebb and flow as

“I follow on the water”.

                                    © 2010 by E.D. Ridgell

 

This Poet's Corner

Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.