The Shallows of the Heart

Photo by Joshua Sukoff on Unsplash

In the shallows of the heart swim armadas of doubts
Sails set proud against crimson storms, bows thrust forward

With no stars by which to navigate, no silver moons
No lighthouse lights to steer though uncertain ways

Here, where the ocean boils and maelstroms churn
Where sounds come in echoes, words dulled and undetailed

Only the strongest sailors find ways to return, to pursue
To retrace unfamiliar caverns and caves

To once again breach the clashing lips of indelicate speech
From which they first set sail

For ventricular voyages come easily to some, too easily
Whereas explorers are always pre-doomed

As uncertainties unravel and hesitation consumes
Whilst pursuing deeper words for Love

Thank you for reading

Richard

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8 thoughts on “The Shallows of the Heart

  1. I love the way in which you drew inspiration from the photograph, but the poem reads as though the photograph drew inspiration from it. Soothing rhyming scheme, as always!

  2. WP has changed so much I had to log in to comment 😂😂😂
    I love the uncertainty of not knowing. Yet it’s the knowing inside ours hearts that always calls us home. 🤷🏼‍♀️Something like that.
    How are you my friend? We must catch up. I was thinking of your books tonight as I was taking red sunset photos. 🤗🤗

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