Monday, 18 June 2012


This is my 100th poem on this blog.I am enjoying writing,
thanks for reading them.

Unseasonal June sea - 2012

Gale force warning
7 – 8 gusting 9

AURORA on her mooring
just off Summers Beach
bucks, rears, rolls
on agitated sea
mooring chain pulled taut

yaws follow jerks
tossed then thrown
thrashed by irate waves
tumultuous anger
unseasonal June sea

hold on dear girl
the wind will pass
this storm is soon to cease
blue hull rides bravely
white summits of raging sea

( This was written as we wait for summer with midsummer approaching.)

46 comments:

Simone de Klerk said...

What a beautiful, peaceful ending. So soothing in many ways!

Viola said...

A very lovely poem! :)

I'm hopeless in writing poems, have tried it sometimes, a couple of them I've been satisfied with.. but my brain is usually not there.. :)

Have a nice day and thanks for all your comments! :)

the cuby poet said...

Simone de Klerk: Our poor boat what a dreadful few days.

Out on the prairie said...

Very nice, a blustery day can be very unique

Denise said...

Another lovely poem, loved reading it. Thanks for stopping by and for asking the question about how do American and English birds sound in comparison. I wish I could answer but it's been so long now that I'm at a loss and cannot answer. I read one comment who said that English blackbirds sound much prettier so I shall have to investigate. Have a great week :)

the cuby poet said...

Out on the prairie: It was super blustery!

the cuby poet said...

Denise: So pleased you liked this one.

the cuby poet said...

Viola: Thanks for your kind words.

Al said...

I miss seeing the ocean in all its moods - nice poem. You can have some of our sunshine if we can have some of your rain, it's been far too dry here.

the cuby poet said...

Al: Oh to see the sun is that too much to ask? Nice comment thank you.

The Owl Wood said...

Lovely and evocative! I could see the beastie tossed on the waves as I was reading.

p.s. we need to get midsummer moved to a later date in the year - mmaybe make it a mobile holiday declared at half an hour's notice!

Nancy Claeys said...

It's rather blustery here today as well. :)

Ola said...

congratulations on your 100th post!

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Yvonne said...

Well done. Great 100th poem. You've captured this well; the rhythm is quite fast, hurrying the reader along, making them feel part of the poem.

the cuby poet said...

The Owl Wood: Glad you could see her. An hours notice for an announced holiday now that is what can be considered thinking out of the box or some such modern speak.

the cuby poet said...

Nancy Claeys; Blustery would have been an understatement!

the cuby poet said...

Ola; Thanks.

the cuby poet said...

Yvonne: Your comments are thoughtful and helpful, glad the poem was successful. Thanks.

Mitchell is Moving said...

Wow. Beautiful poetry worthy of the special position. Sure hope you see summer before summer's end! (Although then we wouldn't be reading such inspired poetry about it...)

the cuby poet said...

Mitchell is moving: Loved reading your comments today, thank you so much for these nice words.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

This can have multiple meanings it seems.

Congrats on 100!!

the cuby poet said...

Lisa @ Two Bears farm: Thanks for the congrats.

Jim said...

A great visual experience! Brings to mind a few similar memories. Thanks for sharing.

the cuby poet said...

Jim: I feel that if this created how it was in your mind then I feel pleased. Thanks.

Doris said...

This poem reminds me so much of waiting for the weather to settle before going sailing. As ever, your words evoke vivid images. I can feel the wind and smell the salt and seaweed. And the ending is like taking a big sigh. Thank you, Poet.

Roy said...

Very appropriate and still we wait Claire.

EG CameraGirl said...

I could feel the rough water and hear the wind.

Summer is here!

the cuby poet said...

Doris: It was a mad mad sea with crazy wind to boot, calmer now but a windy weekend forecast. Hey ho!

the cuby poet said...

Roy: Will we wait all summer?

the cuby poet said...

E G CameraGirl: So glad you enjoyed the experience. Summer is most definitely NOT here!!

Loree said...

What a beautiful poem. I loved the imagery. Thanks for visiting my blog. I can't wait to visit your corner of the world :)

the cuby poet said...

Loree: Welcome here. So glad you enjoyed the poem. The weather had better behave when you come down.

Maria said...

I think I much prefer the softness of the poem before this one. I could FEEL the tensity of the words.

Lady Mondegreen's Secret Garden said...

From this poem I get the impression that your Mid-Summer is not far off our Mid-Winter! Yet reading back over some of your recent poems I'm glad to see that you have had a taste of real Summer. The Sun is out today and I have even let the log-burner go out!

Kathie Brown said...

Very nice word picture! Summer has arrived here finally. First with heat, then with a thunderstorm! Congrats on 100 poems!

Crafty Green Poet said...

very atmospheric poem!

the cuby poet said...

Maria: Thanks for the comments.

the cuby poet said...

Lady M: Today we have had sunshine but last night it was cold. Not sure which season we're in!

the cuby poet said...

Kathie Brown; Welcome here. Glad you could visualise this poem that is great.

the cuby poet said...

Crafty Green Poet: Thanks.

upwoods said...

So glad the storms pass...we only need to hang on when they're happening.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely poem, Cuby! I can picture this very well. Hopefully the seas will calm down. Congrats on your 100 poem. Have a great week ahead.

the cuby poet said...

upwoods: You are so right!

the cuby poet said...

eileeninmd: They are calmer now.

Roy said...

Congrats on your 100 Claire and your subject was very topical as well.{:)

the cuby poet said...

Roy: Thanks and so the summer continues in the same vein, wet with more wet!