“Near the Crimean Coast" by Ivan Aivazovsky‘Newlyweds’ by John Kastamo The Society June 5, 2019 Beauty, Poetry 1 Comment We are a young ocean. We, __with merry veins once meek and coy, shall fill the belly of this sea. And at our bounds of God’s decree __pleasant lines will drink in joy. As our waters swim and swell, __with tides swing dancing to our poles, the great wayfaring whales will tell of wonders deep we’ll know so well __with wet ink on ancient scrolls. So let’s venture, me and you, __and dare the waves of warm monsoons. Yet keep, my Love, those coves we knew of beauty still in aqua hue, __to relive quaint honeymoons. Those harbors old’ll prove their worth __when we can’t calm the raging gales; and wrecks with lodes of sin and earth will drown in gulfs of length and girth __as our ocean’s weight prevails. We are a young ocean. We, __if God allows, will age, and dry, and a told tale of love we’ll be. But risen from this memory we will, on winds in wing’d glory, __fly the ocean* of the sky. *Revelation 19:6-10 John Kastamo and I am a husband, father, co-pastor, and carpenter in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related One Response C.B. Anderson June 10, 2019 John, don’t give it up. But make firmer decisions about how you want to deal with meter and other prosodic issues. And remember that you are a newlywed only for a short time. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.