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Posts Tagged ‘Chesapeake Bay’

Wind wails, fraught with ice
White on gray the roiling bay
Gulls remain, silent

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In the autumn of my seaworthy life
I humbly confess the ever so now and then
Occasional bumping of Bay’s ample bottom

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I’m lucky enough to live by the Bay
In an age when the glaciers aren’t having their way

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The breeze clocks ‘round and freshens
Laughing sailors spring to tend the sheets
Necks crane to watch the telltales flutter
All hands eagerly the windshift greet

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When the earth at last leans sunward
Spring things need witness by the Bay
Birds cued by longer light take wing
Refueling on our pond’s sure feast
Joyful journey’s end those staying sing

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Glad again for twin engines’ hedging bet
Limping home across the Bay on only one
Day’s plans dashed but all hands dry and safe
Time slows to a chugging crawl and starts to chafe

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Sleek yachts and daylight race apace
Downwind to the finish borne
Sunset’s pastel reverie shattered
By gay neon sails and shouts that warn

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The Great Blue Heron
Doesn’t know he is fishing
Alert eyes fathom the shallows
Without expectation

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