tonyv Posted March 27, 2010 Share Posted March 27, 2010 A vastness, leaching into estuaries,------empties into a brackish inland sea.---But there's no passage to an arctic ocean,------no outlet from this inlet here for me. I want to look straight up at luminaries------whirling around the north star's steadfast light,---to slumber in the star trails' dizzy motion------where every day is but an endless night. At ninety degrees north, whichever way---one turns is south. I want to reach the cap,------that polar ice pack far from every shore, then to submerge. May colder currents sway---an ambered me, extinct and trapped in sap,------and plant me in the Baltic's muddy floor. _____________________________PRUDHOE BAYSTAR TRAILS "Steadfast" -- an allusion to KEATSImages which inspired this poem:AURORASIGNNorth Pole #4 1 Quote Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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