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They fish
from tiny boats,
sampans and coracles -
red sails threading the sky
and bobbing
like poppies in the autumn sun.
Whales slip through waves
hunting silvered krill
and the spiny dusk
of urchins clinging to the sand.
And they wait
for lines to pull
their hands under
glistening with eel
and abalone,
hauling the afternoon
back to market
in hempen nets.
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:iconrequiemsandreveries:
RequiemsandReveries Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Wonderful, the pic and poem really complement each other
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Writer
I really like those boats. I would like to go sailing on one. Thanks!
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AlienDirector Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
a stunner!:O
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it.
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disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
You captured the breath of the sea so perfectly... and I really am a sucker for that. ^^ Love it. :+fav:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks. I have spent my entire life living near the ocean. It is in my blood.
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Vivid evocation (marvelous image!)
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks. The image is amazing. I want to just sail away....
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Indeed!
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:iconharrsy123:
harrsy123 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
amazing how you describe something so ordinary in such poetry, absolutely amazing. I loved it
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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:iconvillenueve:
Villenueve Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful!
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much.
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:iconwordweight:
WordWeight Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student Writer
Can almost taste the sea salt :)
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much.
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BeyondJen Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You paint a picture with your words beautifully.

My favorite part, which really drew me in:
red sails threading the sky
and bobbing
like poppies in the autumn sun.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much.
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:iconbeyondjen:
BeyondJen Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome.
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GoldenGirl954 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Really cool poem :D
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much.
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WaywardGypsy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
'hauling the afternoon'... what beautiful turn of phrase!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Writer
As a kid i always thought of them as hauling away part of the ocean....
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:iconwaywardgypsy:
WaywardGypsy Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
yes very sad... I try to eat fish harvested from hatcheries only :D
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:iconmagicclare:
MagicClare Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Your consonance and imagery is lovely here! Nice work.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much.
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MagicClare Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You have a gift with imagery and detail, friend. :) While you don't use traditional fixed forms, they are not necessary in your case. You have a knack for knowing how to execute your lines/line stops in a way that both clarifies your thought process and evokes the most emotion and thought from the reader. How long have you been writing? :XD:

~Clare
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peroni68 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! :clap:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Writer
Many thanks - I appreciate it!
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:iconperoni68:
peroni68 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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Stroody Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice !
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Writer
Many thanks - I appreciate it!
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PaperDreamerArt Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Truly thought provoking. Thanks for the trip to the Far East. :love:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Writer
Many thanks - I appreciate it!
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PaperDreamerArt Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
You're welcome!
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Franciszka13 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Amazing, the sounds flow so willingly over the tounge, it lilts and lifts like the sea embodied in poetry. A new favourite, I am simply in awe.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Writer
Many thanks - I appreciate it!
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Thilu Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great work!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Writer
Many thanks - I appreciate it!
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DiosaEMR Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
:heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Writer
Many thanks - I appreciate it!
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Phatpuppyart-Studios Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you and so glad it was helpful to you!!! :)
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Writer
I thank you once again for allowing me to use it!
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iliumleather Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
awesome work
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Writer
Many thanks - I appreciate it!
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SisMisBoy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Beautyful :)
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Writer
Many thanks - I appreciate it!
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