Esperance is pronounced with the 'a' sounding like an 'o', and it means hope.
The ship lies broken on the shore it almost reached it's destination but will rule the ocean no more.
The sailor cries upon the shore because his beauty "Esperance" will sail no more so many storms did they best and so many sunny days did it deliver him home to his love that waited so hopefully for him.
The ship lies broken on the shore no longer will the waves caress the bow nor the wind fill the white sails it will never again hear the song of the water.
The sailor weeps upon the shore because his love waits so hopefully for him and he is stranded on this distant shore and his other love "Esperance" lies broken on the rocks.
The lady weeps upon the rail the wind blowing through her hair her search has yet come to no avail for her sailor never returned home and she won't rest until she finds him.
The ocean cries a thunderous wail because one of her lover ships can never return to her touch
The sailor sits desolate on the shore and so his love finds him pulling him aboard so he can sail as before but he knows it will never be the same as he finds some more tears to cry because his other love will forever sit broken on the shore.
WinterWren "Even a fool knows that we cannot touch the stars, but that doesn't keep the wise from trying."
[This message has been edited by WinterWren (04-27-2003 12:34 PM).]
That's a crazy poem! You've always read my stuff and I wanted to see some of yours, and this gave me a great impression! Creative and different, I think it would be a wonderful addition to the book and add great variety. Thanks for writing!!!
Long Island, New York
*Tear* *Sigh* *POKE!* Steph, this is beautiful. I can't pick one thing I liked the best, but I'd have to say the big usage of the word, "Esperance" (I still can't pronounce it). You got my vote *Thumbs up!* Peace! ~*~Kirah~*~
I lie all the time - infact Im lieing right now! Today is yesterdays tomorrow.