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Maritime Poet's Song
by Felix LeRoy Perry
Friday, September 21, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Maritime Poet’s Song

Rain and fog is smothering the harbour

Bell buoys compete against fog horn’s blare

It’s somewhere between day and evening

Too late for coffee, still too early for beer


Prowling winds rattle lightly the window

Little beads of rain like a xylophone play

Umbrellas play reach for the sky stranger

In the Maritimes just another September day


Sitting in damp clothes becomes a habit

When you have no place special to go

Coffee wrapped in a cardboard container

As I stare at my screen’s pale empty glow


My mind digs deep for vague inspiration

Or for all those things I wish I could say

I think of you, my fingertips start dancing

My heart seems to enjoy leading the way


Soon words transpose into verse then song

Capturing indelible visions of your face

The weather is but an intangible backdrop

Love’s curtain rises, the gloom to erase…







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Reviewed by Myrna Badgerow 9/25/2012
I really like this... the bittersweet tone flows into a blend of discovery and awe.. very very nice work, my friend..

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/24/2012
You have recalled, recaptured and shared the ambiance of the moment very effectively. Thank you, Fee. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 9/24/2012
OMG! This is awesome, Fee!!! Your poetry is spellbinding...your phrasing phenominal! Love the way you play with words....

Reviewed by Joy Hale 9/24/2012
Most descriptive poetry here. Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/23/2012
Another beautiful love poem, written to ward off the gloom…

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 9/23/2012
I can feel the steam positively rising off those damp clothes now, Felix! Beautiful, lilting verses which give more than a caffeine lift to perk up the chilly heart and clear a foggy mind, lending music to those dancing fingers. One of your best atmospheric captures, I reckon - and there's been a few great ones! Love this! xx
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 9/23/2012
Wow, you set the mood in this one! Get out of those damp clothes and sing this song!!! :)
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 9/22/2012
this reminds me of a cold rainy windy fall day with clam chowder by the water. and posiibly having had too much coffee too! But, it does paint it's own picture of wishing for sun too.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 9/22/2012
Felix there are no words to express how this sounds. Another fantastic one by my intelligent Cousin.

Love ya face Cuz XOXOXO Rose
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 9/22/2012
Sweet and really inspired!
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 9/22/2012
Right off what a lovely picture to capture the
essence of this wonder poem. Well felt through
your words in experience and seen in the minds eye


Love and Light
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 9/22/2012
Well Done, Maritime Poet!
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 9/21/2012
The fog,,,mind digging deep, the thought like a seed soon bursting into bloom and song. I love it!

Love ya!

Reviewed by neerja gandhi 9/21/2012
This is so delightful ..reading over my morning cup of tea has made my tea so much better......calls for ..a second go, a second read:) wishes, neerja

A second time read..." A perfect enjoyable read for the weather and the mood....:))) "
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 9/21/2012
your words paint pictures and visions others would not see
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 9/21/2012
Aw, It' never too late for coffee, man! You made me almost get a chill as I read your words which absolutely put me there at at the water's edge. I LOVE this line, "Little beads of rain like a xylophone play. "Yes! Yes! Yes! This reminds me of the times I was in San Francisco and the chill coming off the bay. You know the bay, the one that cat was sitting on . . . Heehee . . . Gotta love it and this poem . . .
Reviewed by D. Vegas 9/21/2012
You've done it again...your descriptive words touch our beings in such descriptive ways!


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