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The Windsor Witch

A ship is anchored in the bay.
I watched it move to tidal sway.
I was surprised to see it there.
The moon last night was big and fair
And threw a path of silver sheen
Where now this sailing ship is seen.

Her sails are furled, though gray and old.
Her figurehead looks pale and cold.
I hail the bridge; there's no reply.
I go on board to see if I
Can find a clue to her intent,
About her crew and where they went.

The deck needs varnish, though I see
Her lines are all coiled Flemishly.
The hold smells musty; there's no gear
To show that sailors bunked down here.
No food on board.The water kegs
Are down to brackish smelling dregs.

The captain's cabin yields no trace
Of the ship's log.The empty space
Breathes mystery and something more
That makes me hurry out the door!
There is an atmosphere of dread
And many notions fill my head!

But none seem plausible to me,
So I will have to wait and see
What is revealed.What comes to light.
It's eerie when I wake at night
To see her moving on each swell.
I think sometimes I hear her bell
Ring out the hours, but I know
That this, of course, just isn't so.

Nobody knows from whence she came.
Nor have they ever heard her name.
The Windsor Witch is on her stern.
Her port of call, we've yet to learn.
The people from the city pier
Are going to move her out of here.
Her long boat's gone and so they say
The crew did surely row away.

Where did they go, abandoning
Their ship? It must have been something
Quite dire to induce the need
To disappear with stealth and speed.
Perhaps we'll never know at all!
I wonder what fate will be-fall
This Windsor Witch and will she sail
Once more through wind and fearsome gale?



Betty Lou Hebert
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1 posted 03-08-2006 09:38 AM       View Profile for midnightblues   Email midnightblues   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit midnightblues's Home Page   View IP for midnightblues

Hi Betty,

SOunds like it's gonna be an awesome adventure! I adore stories like this

Love,
MiCheLLe

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Betty I envy you your stock of stories.  This is wonderful.  Love, Joyce
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BettyLou~
I adore the all of this poetic tale~

Now I'm on a search for information on The Windsor Witch !!!

You've written a tale of intrigue~

*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

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Trillium

This was so well done and a great story of intrigue.  Now I'm curious too!  
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Thank you MiCheLle!  I always enjoy hearing from you and glad you liked the poem.

Love
Betty Lou

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Dear Joyce:  A lot of what I write is sheer imagination! This is one of them. Thanks.

Love
Betty Lou

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Dear Marge:  Let me know if you find anything about the Windsor Witch!  It will be a miracle, because I made the whole thing up!

Love
Betty Lou

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Martie:  Thank you for your comments. It was a fun write, but not based on any actual events.

Love
Betty Lou

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a very clever write ( as usual ). Your range is something to be envied.

the woods are lovely, dark, and deep, but I have promises to keep, and many miles to go before I sleep...Frost


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BettyLou~
You sent me on a merry chase !

BUT ... as usual I learned some interesting facts !

Found a US Commissioned Ship called the Waterwitch ...
http://www.portcolumbus.org/wwpics.htm

... very interesting reading~

AND ... I also wrote to Antiqubook.com and received the following in response to my inquiry~
quote:
Marge

Thanks for the enquiry. Sorry, it does not have the Windsor Witch. The
nearest is the Waterwitch.

Regards, John

John and Carole Ansley
Titles Book Gallery
21 Aongatete Road
R.D.2, Katikati 3063        ph/fax(647)552-0925
New Zealand             email books@titles.co.nz
                            catalogues www.titles.co.nz

----- Original Message -----
From:
To:
Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2006 5:15 AM
Subject: Antiqbook information request: #10167/UNDERHILL, HARO -
Sailing Ship Ri


> I would like to have more information on this book:
> UNDERHILL, HAROLD A.
> Sailing Ship Rigs And Rigging: With Authentic Plans Of Famous
Vessels Of The Nineteenth And Twentieth Centuries
> Glasgow, Brown, Son & Ferguson, 1974.  250x180mm, 128 pages,
illustrated, hardcover. Owner's name and address on front endpaper.
Tape stains to endpapers and last few pages of book. Good condition in
fair dustjacket, stained around edges.
> NZD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 17.25]
>
> Can you advise me if a sailing ship is listed in this book by the
name of The Windsor Witch ?
>
> My name and address:
>
> Marge Tindal
> 1150 S. Ridgewood Ave
> DeLand
> 32720
> Florida
> USA
>
> noles1@totcon.com


NOW ... I thank you kindly my lady ...
for each day that I learn something new is a great day to me !!!

*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*The sound of a kiss is not as strong as that of a cannon, but it's echo endures much longer*~
Email -   noles1@totcon.com

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Oh my gosh!!  At first I thought this may be about moi! ROTFL!!
First of all...
I live in a city called Windsor.
And my hubby is a professional wizard/magician..
that makes me a witch, right?

When I stopped laughing and read this I understood more.
And what a great write it is!!  

Thank you Marge for the further information as well.

Hugs to you Betty Lou!
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pegasus:  Thank you kind sir!!

Betty Lou

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Dear Marge:  Thanks for sharing all that you learned and it is interesting reading for sure!  I appreciate all the effort you went to!  Let me know if you find anything else.  Thanks again.

Love
Betty Lou

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Enchantress:  What a coincidence and I had to laugh too!  What a natural mistake to make, considering the title. Glad you liked it.

Love
Betty Lou

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What a freat haunting little write.
I loved it I truely did...

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Debo:  I'm glad you enjoyed this poem.  Thanks for commenting on it too!

Trillium

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Dear Betty Lou

You had me on a Windsor Witch - Hunt and then I found out it did not exist!  Still, I enjoyed your versing!

Love Verbena xo

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Verbena:

Well maybe it did exist somewhere in time!!

Love
Betty Lou

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BettyLou~

'somewhere in time'

Yep ... I can 'almost' guarantee it~

Poetic thoughts
sail an endless sea
in search of the ink
to let them be
A poem that causes
others to think
You did that here ...
YEP !
that's what I think !

Write on dear poetess~

*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*The sound of a kiss is not as strong as that of a cannon, but it's echo endures much longer*~
Email -       noles1@totcon.com     

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Dear Marge:  I enjoyed your little poem! Let's pretend the Windsor Witch did sail and left behind a mystery!

Love
Betty Lou

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