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Friday, July 15, 2005
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Symbolism - the ship could be my soul... ...or yours perhaps.


‘Ere darkness falls once more
within the glass prison

the ship
glistening white
against the backdrop
of emerald sea
and sapphire sky

the flap of mighty sails
in the heady breeze
the plaintive wails
of soaring gulls
the song of the returning tide

the scent of sentient ocean
the essence of exotic lands
borne upon the rising wind

the salt upon my lips
your lips
and close your eyes

the cool glass prison
of the vessel in the bottle

In your mind
imagine the ship free
so we set sail
upon the sea of dreams

© Copyright 2005 Regis Auffray

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Reviewed by lois christensen
Escaping from reality by ship= I think so, it would be so nice.
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader)
This is amazing. Great stuff Regis. Dreams of escape. I entertain these quite frequently.
Reviewed by lacey Ambrose
wow,this is powerful,and intense. i closed my eyes and could actually imagine myself driffting off on a ship.escaping.
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain

You took me there with this exceptional and vivid write - Bravo!!

Best regards,

Reviewed by Sheila Roy
Vivid and unique, Regis. The power of suggestion becomes reality. A definite dream-like quality to this poetic offering. Always wonderful to read your work!
Reviewed by Michelle Mead
this was perfect to read before bed, it creates dreams, lovely, xxx michelle
Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner
Very nice, yes one always needs an escape sometimes.
Reviewed by Jane Wallace
For a few precious moments as I read this poem, I was able to ESCAPE !
Wonderful, Reg. Simply wonderful!

Reviewed by Bennett
The title is a very powerful title and the words i feel could have been expressed more deeper within your soul. This was still a great write but the picture gave me an idea of an escape that I think about quite often.
Reviewed by Helen Downey
I really like this poem a lot. Maybe because it is the emptiness of the ship alone in the sunset.

Reviewed by ~Indigo~ Elga
Dear Regis,

Beautiful, soft and inspiring, setting sail "upon a sea of dreams" there can't be a more pleasant or welcome thought. Another wonderful write Regis :)

warm hugs
Reviewed by Dale Clark
Regis, This is excellent!
Reviewed by Dave Harm
Excellent... to be able to escape, every now and then, helps keep us sane...
Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore
always appreciate your word choice, regis, you always seem to pick the right words to convey very clear imagery. love the classic tone to this, it falls well within the parameters that i consider true, poetic expression.
Reviewed by William Bonilla
Soothing and perfect
a mastery of imagery
Thanks you Regis for sharing
this gem of a poem

William ......Peace
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
Love it, too~!! Plus you chose the perfect illustration.
Simply stunning. Love & Peace, da Pea ~ PS: Right on
re your opening salvo {re your bio}!! Earthlin Tryin
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader)
I Love this poem. The ship sails no matter and the feelings you bring in this poem are so real and grab hold. This is a beautifully Unique poem. I keep saying this is your best so keep up the good work here cuz this is one of your bestest! I really really love this one. 42xoox
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson
Aye! Smooth sailing, oh poet!
Reviewed by Sara Russell
I like this one very much Regis... I have a collection of model boats and they always evoke the soothing image and sound of the sea when I look at them. Your poem returns me to that seafaring escapism!

All the best, Sara.
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell
With all of my senses alert and capable, let's go!!! My imagination runs right along side yours.

Your friend forever, Janny xoxoxo
Reviewed by Brian Pellerino

The air is a bit salty methinks. Vivid imagery and excellent parallels drawn here. Fine writing my friend.


Reviewed by Robin Labenberg
You are a Master of sensuality...Your words seem to flow without flaw to your reader's mind..Lovely write Regis..
Reviewed by jude forese
excellent metaphor and imagery, Regis ...
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
So very lovely Regis, beautiful poetry!

Reviewed by Safi
It's always such a pleasure to read your poetry. Excellent piece!
Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle
This poem spans all the senses and every emotion, Regis. Beautiful work.
Reviewed by Tracey Hardie
This is a beautiful write... some play I would like to escape. :)
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray
Beautiful poem
Reviewed by Nordette Adams
Beautiful composition, Regis. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Chanti Niven
Dear Regis,
Effective poetry appeals to all our senses. You've covered all of them here and allowed your readers a sensual exploration of your creative mind. Wonderful poetry!!!
Wishing you love and peace always
Reviewed by Michael Ault
Love the imagry. Excellent!

Mike Ault
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik
Stunning, Regis... ethereal, mystical... this lyrical, lilting piece is appeals to the deepest places in the heart. I especially loved this:

the cool glass prison
of the vessel in the bottle..."

Poetic perfection! I'm keeping this one, Regis. katy xox

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
c'est magnifique, mon ami!! bravo!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, ton ami, karen lynn a texas. :D
Reviewed by Carole Mathys
Outstanding write Regis, you have all of my senses recalling the beauty of the sea....

Peace, Carole
Reviewed by Aberjhani
A very fine blend of metaphorical precision and moving spiritual fantasy.
Reviewed by Paul Williams
It certainly floated my boat Regis, superb imagery here my friend, excellent write.

Reviewed by Dawn Richerson
fabulous image and smooth delivery / articulation of a vision that I will hold close. don't lose sight of your ship. let's all meet up out there on that golden sea of dreams. Dawn
Reviewed by Handsum Hart
Sail on, Sailor Regis

A very poetic write

Peace and merriment

Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
A Pat on the back - if I were there REg. This is EXCEllent!YOur imagery is so Vivid! (Emerald sea and Sapphire sky) Wow- I aspire to be a thought prevoker like you. All this from looking at a boat in a small glass bottle- sleep WEllzzzzzzz and ThankS! 4 your sweet review-earlier! WARM HuGs2U-Lady,SheeeOX P.S. I love your new look- how many do you own (hats) Surprised you haven't written a powerful Poem on Hats, I find you intrigued with them- I may be wrong. Hats,STyles in Life, Use of them.... you have your own ideas! I'm a hat lover too...soft with a brim and pin. :)
Reviewed by Patricia Gomes
Your writing always takes me to distant (and dee-licious) places. Kudos, my friend.
Reviewed by E T Waldron
I'm lost in this sea of dreams Regis! Beautifully written
the art is mesmerizing...

Reviewed by Ann Marquette
Beautiful REgis, i love it.

Reviewed by Sandie Angel
You have mastered all the senses well, and made this poem a wonder to behold. Thank you Regis!

Sandie Angel a.k.a. Sandie May Angel :o)
Reviewed by Bonnie Torrente
Lovely, Regis,
This is so romantic. I enjoyed every word.
Thank you.

Love, Bonnie
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Beautiful two mast goes well with a poem of inner escape, I kept the picture as I will put it on my screen saver and think of escaping & this poem when I see it...Ed
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
This I can imagine! Wonderful write of the senses!
Reviewed by Linda Hill
Awesome imagery, my friend. I could feel all those things with you. What a gift you have to bring the ship in the bottle to us in a beautiful poem.

Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg
nice imagery to float the mind
Reviewed by Sherry Heim
This would be an excellent meditation tool. Some wonderful thoughts to carry you off into that peaceful state. Very nice images, Thank you.
Take care,
Reviewed by M. B.
This is beautiful, Regis. Your creative vision is on fire.

Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
Sea Of Dreams Realy Is All You We Have Got Left_


Reviewed by Lori Moore
Wonderful images! Enjoyed, as always.
Reviewed by Felix Perry
As an old sailor and a passionate lover this poem seemed to be one I could call my own. I felt the wind in the rigging, the brine on my hands and her lips tasting salty on mine. This was special Regis, you outdone yourself.

Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
one of your better than best Regis....
Thanks for sharing.....
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

I enjoyed losing myself in your words, as they stimulated all of the senses...and emotions. You paint beautiful pictures with your words--powerfully expressed--yes, I'm saving this one. Merci, mon ami!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Ah, yes, Regis, but we all are somewhat imprisoned in that mythical bottle, are we not? Good metaphors. Good wordage. Good stuff.
Reviewed by Huda Orfali
galss prison
Very beautiful immages
wonderful as always
love and peace
Reviewed by Richard Christopher Suarez

another great write Regis!
awe inspiring definitely!
Peace ',

Rich Criso Suarez
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
In your mind
imagine the ship free
so we set sail
upon the sea of dreams

Marvelous, Regis - and may your voyage be a marvelous one, too.
Reviewed by George Carroll
Captivating write
Reviewed by Sarah Tagert
wonderful write!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Just plain Awesome...stunning!!

I am lost at sea!!

Love TinkaSweets
Reviewed by Michelle Mills
Marvelous imagery my friend...Beautiful. Send this one to Sondra Ball. I'm sure she'll put it in Autumn Leaves...Love,Michelle
Reviewed by Constance Gotsch
Wow! Hasn't some trinket or object set us all off like that!! I love the way you wait to tell us it's a ship in abottle. At first I thought it was a memory or a place where you could see an actual ship out there. Nice, nice job. You ever thought of publishing beyond AD. There are some neat ezines you might try.
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