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Lady of the Light

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Corinne
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Lady of the Light

She was always the Sentinel
She knew this from the start
Guardian to her one great love
Mystery of a womanís heart

Long days and bittersweet nights
Wind whips at stone cold walls
Isolation her companion
No comfort in these dark halls

She doesnít really mind the cold
Or the ninety stairs to the light
To tend to whale oil reserves
Standing guard on foggy nights

Her love is away on a ship at sea
She waits for its arrival
Listens to the fog hornís moan
Worries for their survival

The wind howls, seas are high
She looks again and again
No sign of the ship by sunrise
She hurries to landís end

Into town, now gathering
They all ask, ďhave you heard?Ē
Hope and faith uniting them
But hours pass without word

The Brother James, lost at sea
Husbands, fathers, and sons
And when itís over they tally
The number at sixty-one

She feels at fault in some way
The one trusted with the light
Now the years pass by, but still
She dreams of him at night

One day the light did not burn
No one was tending it you see
The lady of the light was gone
To rejoin her man of the sea

© July 1999 Corinne Bailey


© Copyright 2000 Corinne - All Rights Reserved
Paul Hoekman
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1 posted 01-08-2000 11:56 PM       View Profile for Paul Hoekman   Email Paul Hoekman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Paul Hoekman's Home Page   View IP for Paul Hoekman

Alright corrine,
Very nice and you said it true,
so here's Ye AYE! ! back to you.
  The fog is rising,rolling in,
a bell buoy in the distants,
seagulls screaming in the mist of
       crashing waves.
          EARTHMAN
other sailing poems posted
I'd rather sail at night
I like to write poems

       (Paul Hoekman)


[This message has been edited by Paul Hoekman (edited 01-09-2000).]
hoot_owl_rn
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2 posted 01-09-2000 08:49 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

How sad   I do love light houses and stories of the sea though
whiskey
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3 posted 01-09-2000 08:56 AM       View Profile for whiskey   Email whiskey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit whiskey's Home Page   View IP for whiskey

This is so sad well written and a great poem
Marge Tindal
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4 posted 01-09-2000 09:37 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Wonderful, Corrine.
~Marge~
Corinne
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5 posted 01-09-2000 10:55 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

thank you, Paul, Hoot_Owl and Marge!

Corinne
Denise
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6 posted 01-09-2000 07:53 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

A haunting beauty, mystery
Is found within the sea
A deep allure it holds for me
And thus it shall forever be.

Poems of the sea are my most favorite ones! And yours are always exquisite!  

 Denise

Nan
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7 posted 01-09-2000 08:12 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

AHOY!!


Corinne
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8 posted 01-09-2000 08:19 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Denise, you always say the nicest things! Thanks!

Nan -
totally cool, matey!  Where did you find that?

Corinne
Severn
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9 posted 01-10-2000 07:42 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

This is so haunting and sadly mysterious...very well written, Corinne.

 
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