Red Sky, the Morning

by compound complex 12 Replies latest social entertainment

  • compound complex
    compound complex

    Upon a sea of glass I'd set my sail,
    awaiting another dawn's new light.

    Approached the hour and morning's
    seething gloom gave way to blood.

    Tempest on my bark weighed down,
    gale did her tear, but clouds were

    Dry, so parched I became as naught
    there was . . . no drop to drink . . .

    Days crept in, nights lingered on, and
    prostrate I lay for uncounted hours

    Till, at last, an angel came nigh and
    declared my hour had arrived:

    "Sailor, arise, and set your sail for the
    west, where scarlet skies e'er prevail."

  • nancy drew
    nancy drew

    When he opened his eyes he found himself in a beautiful happy place. People we're laughing and singing some were dancing and food and drink was plentiful and he thought I've surely passed on and this must be heaven. He smiled until someone stood up on the stage and welcomed the crowd to a royal carribean party and he realized he had just been rescued by a cruise ship.

  • compound complex
    compound complex

    What a clever twist, Nancy!

    Thanks for your refreshing continuation.

    CoCo de la Mer

  • myelaine

    "Fear not, for I am with you;
    I will bring your descendants from the east,
    And gather you from the west;

    I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’
    And to the south, ‘Do not keep them back!’
    Bring My sons from afar,
    And My daughters from the ends of the earth—

    Everyone who is called by My name,
    Whom I have created for My glory;
    I have formed him, yes, I have made him.” (isaiah 43:5-7)

  • moshe

    facebook fodder, we see a lot of that here these days-

  • Hortensia

    Moshe, you are so funny

    I avoid facebook as much as possible

  • Berengaria

    We are at a low ebb CoCo.

  • compound complex
    compound complex

    Thanks, Myelaine, for sharing that beautiful scripture. When I was doing research for my poem, I learned about atmospheric conditions and that shepherds are mentioned in another version of the familiar 'sailor take warning' saying.

    Thank you, too, Moshe and Hortensia and Berengaria for your posts. Sorry I don't quite get the FB fodder comment.

    Meant to be deleterious to our poetical nature?

    Ebb tide, Ber?


    CoCo des Cieux Rouges

  • BabaYaga

    Interesting visuals, my Dear CoCo. Seems the sailor's hell is also his redemption. I can see heaven with a red sky (if I can see heaven at all.)


  • compound complex
    compound complex

    Thank you, dear Baba!

    If anyone were allowed entry to Heaven, surely it would be you . . .



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