lighthouse ghosts. sea, poetry, steven humphreys

Lighthouse ghosts

The

lighthouse

ghosts

past

present

and

future

caught in

beams

of

light

searching

scanning the skyline

a beacon

to the

coming ghost ships

a guiding light

in the night

over the horizon

flickering stars

watch

the moon

shine its

ethereal

soothing

cool

light

illuminating waves

breaking

below

the lighthouse

cuts the foggy

mist

like a

dull

fisherman’s

knife

bright

moonlight

illuminates

salty foam

reflective bubbles

like

diamonds

sparkling

waves

splash

at the base

of the ridge

small crabs

scurry

onto

rocks

the light is on

inside

the light keeper’s

house

he eats

his midnight

sandwich

and

cup of soup

taking his last

look

out the kitchen window

to the lighthouse

gazing beyond

wild unkempt

ivy grows long

like women’s hair

draping down the side

flowing long

moisture on

its pink flowerets

drip down

the wooden fence

is enough to

keep the milk cow

from going over

the edge

ships of spirits

shadow

in the distance

drawing me into

that mysterious

feeling

of cold

misty sea

spray

beckoning me to

look over

my shoulder

to

its image

of landscape

and ocean

in a frame

on my wall

 

 

 

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Steven James Humphreys

My books are for sale at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I live with my wife and our cats and dog. I hope you enjoy my blog and find it informative, meaningful and entertaining. Let me know what you think. You can read more on my 'about me' page. Thanks for stopping by! Take a visit to my other site.

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