A Sailor's Wish


Cliffs
she climbs,
gracefully...
Challenging whom?
with angelic face,
precious tail?... Senses swirl;
when her breaths seep through the air.
Perfuming boats of lonesome shores,
when her figure appears, unfolding
layers, seashells of fabled fantasies.

Would you delight woebegone heart of mine?
Soulful, old spirit, longs for comfort...
will your light flood in, forever?
Oh, pretty water fairy,
spells of aquatic tales;
cast  in harmony...
Whisper in ears,
pearly dreams,
enchant,
chant.






** Etheree, created about twenty years ago by an Arkansas poet named Etheree Taylor Armstrong, this titled form, the Etheree, consists of ten lines of unmetered and unrhymed verse, the first line having one syllable, each succeeding line adding a syllable, with the total syllable count being fifty-five.This concise form is meant to focus on one idea or subject.