“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. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 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 Reply Leave a Reply to C.B. Anderson Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.