Ship of Dreams

Under ice we sleep
Fireflies dancing in lanterns
Pools of winter sun

Down, down and falling
Crushed, by the iron water
Cold lipped salt geisha

We wave pale silent
Through jet edged anenomies
Caress startled beds

Death’s faithless lover
Floats in ghost seas of angels
Washing bitter stars

Echoing last cries
Hugging rocks, scattered pebbles
Laced with love’s glass thorns

Flames whip up a shoal
Of wild ruby eyed horses
Sapphires and stones fall

Then the whole world stops
Until darkness comes creeping
To turn out the light


Blogger Carbanion Tolodine said...

A beautiful text, did your angels look like those from Abyss?

A dream can always be true if you belive in what it's mean for you.

Bye, Take care of yourself.

9:22 PM  
Blogger jadedprimadonna said...

I can see the wild ruby-eyed horses very vividly in my mind! Enjoyed my visit and will definitely be back!

12:49 AM  
Blogger Cocaine Jesus said...

wonderfully eerie and somehow spooky. is it about drowned men? (or women come to that?)

4:41 PM  
Blogger iamnasra said...

wild horses came to mind and the end of the world taked also my thinking...I love the way you potray your words with so many senses that linger into the readers mind... I was always told when you write care for senses and you have done that so gracefully

9:38 PM  
Blogger Russell Ragsdale said...

Astounding! So many images that tell me much, leave me awe-struck, play teeter totter with my breath. But Sue, "Laced with love’s glass thorns," I am enthralled!!!

1:44 AM  
Blogger castor said...

Very romantic and beautiful! I like it, Sue!

8:00 AM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Sue this is wonderful!! Like Russell, love "laced with love's glass thorns"!! Great line of poetry!!

1:49 AM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Carba my angels lok however you picture them to, that's the beauty of imagination it's personal

Jade p lovely to meet you thanks for dropping by

CJ, yes spot on, but it is also meant to be a paralel, a love preserved by death from a shipreck of emotions

Nasra I suppose when we die it is the end of our world. It often seems bazar when we greave that everything goes on around as normal

Russel, yes I think love is beautiful, and painful and the thorns can hang around and fester

Castor thank-you, I'm so pleased you enjoyed it

Pat thank-you I must visit I love your poems-half term beginns yipee

3:45 PM  
Blogger Shubhodeep said...

Death’s faithless lover
Floats in ghost seas of angels
Washing bitter stars

brilliant lines, these. enjoyable, as always

11:18 AM  
Blogger finnegan said...

being afraid of the deep as well as respectful of dreams, this sunken ship's resting place is harrowing to say the least.

startlingly good ending that got my mind reeling.

1:35 PM  
Blogger ganty said...

very nice ! a pleasant read!
may be u shuld come and visit me sometime..!:)

3:59 PM  
Blogger Prmod Bafna said...

Very nicely done! loved the way you make such a beautiful write out of haikus! gg sue :)

totally loved
Flames whip up a shoal
Of wild ruby eyed horses
Sapphires and stones fall

9:18 AM  
Blogger MAHARAJADHIRAJ said...

SIMPLY AWESOOOOOOOOOME! Esp. loved 'iron water','bitter stars',
'glass thorns' and 'wild ruby eyed horses'! Brilliant!

9:57 AM  
Blogger Brood Mode said...

"wild ruby eyed horses, love’s glass thorns...." wow wow wow!


11:34 AM  
Blogger NicoleBraganza said...

mysterious and beautiful.... and a second reading of the poem offers so much more.

9:23 AM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Shubhodeep, great to hear from you

finn drowning and dreaming are two of the scaryest things ever, well apart from my spelling!!

Ganty it is my pleasure and it was

Prmod, there is a special word for haiku joined in a big poem and I believe that that was how all haiku started off in the courts of Japan. will get back to you when I remember more

Maharaja thank-you how's the documentry coming

Brood mode thanks I was thinking of the effect of the desending ship reflecting on the waves

Nicole,thank-you, is it half term for you too?

5:48 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Sue, you've got such vivid images in this one!

4:06 AM  

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