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Soul Searching On The Sea
by Annabel Sheila

Thursday, October 21, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I guess my recent trip to my beloved Newfoundland has made a sincere impact upon my muse must have enjoyed the trip too because she won't leave me alone......


The ship slowly eases out of her berth,
Her course charted, she leaves the shelter
Of the deep harbour draped with granite cliffs.
Whitecaps dance across the dark blue sea,
Magnificent mountains slowly fading in the distance,
Deep in thought, she braces herself on the rolling deck.
The rugged vista of Newfoundland tugging at her heart,
A brisk northerly wind cleanses body and soul!
In this blissful moment she is willingly imprisoned.
Lines of wisdom and maturity in her face,
Unbiased love and compassion fill her heart,
Memories of her youth, her family, torment her,
Life has slipped by in a heartbeat!
She has made this trip many times before,
But never has the yearning for what was, been so powerful.
Her island home is ageless, distinctive in its seclusion
With only the cold North Atlantic on the doorstep.
There was a time when the isolation troubled her,
Now she clearly sees the tranquillity, for the very first time!
Closing her eyes she inhales deeply,
Errant tears slipping from the corners of her eyes
Mingling with the salty spray carried along on the breeze.
With a silent prayer, she thanks God
For who she is and where she’s from.
And with one last look at the horizon,
She blows a kiss into the brisk wind,
Reverently touching her heart in honour of Newfoundland,
The enchanting island that holds a piece of her heart!

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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 11/2/2010
Tranquility is a good thing, isolation not so bad, in moderation. Patrick
Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/22/2010
Oh me ducky dis is somethin beautiful indeed as my dear old Newfie aunt was fond of saying when somthing pleased her...and this is definately pleasing for a Newfoundlander or a Newfie want to be or even an old half breed Newfie like me.
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 10/21/2010
There you go back to New Foundland again. If I ever feel better I am going back there. This entire poem Annabel was awesome.

Reviewed by Christine Tsen 10/21/2010
A disarmingly blissful poem! Your heart-felt journey and the setting has touched me deeply.
Best Wishes,
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 10/21/2010
Yep, there is something about the sea and sailing vessels that captivate you. I worked in the Gulf of Mexico for many years. Sometimes gong back can work in strange ways. I feel it must have with you. Love the pic.
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 10/21/2010
Great, great poem, Anna. Nearly above all else, I love being at sea. I love standing on the fantail breathing the salt air, watching the churning wake. To me it's almost hypnotizing.
Your friend, Mark
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 10/21/2010
Anna, Truly your best and I bet the writing came easy, as you spoke freely from within...this is magnificent~

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