Life, like sailing, has a rhythm of struggle


Upstream

The east wind counters
The rivers flow
The standing wave
A ridge below
The vessels bow
Forward always
A rhythm set
By wind and wave
By Set and drift
By time and fate




Poetry by josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2019-08-11 at 15:42

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dee quirke
Beauiful words
2019-08-13


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Nicely done, Joe. "Rhythm of struggle," indeed.
2019-08-12



Joe, this is a fine lyric, gentle but firm in its articulation, confident in its measure and pacing, an accomplishment!
2019-08-12


Marie Cadavieco The PoetBay support member heart!
I enjoyed the feel of this, it certainly does evoke the rhythmic movement of a boat as it encounters the resistance of the wind on the water, like the challenges of life.
2019-08-12


jim The PoetBay support member heart!
This has a nice, easy flow, and a very apt metaphor.

I remember learning how to tack. The way forward isn't always a straight line.
2019-08-11