Jump to content
Poetry Magnum Opus

The ferryman


Recommended Posts

Ivan the tattooed ferryman's journey

is short and intoxicating as he

shimmers to the mermaid's song.

The boatman chauffeurs to collect

buckets of change to tempt a siren

within his range-Ivan fails

throws the coins into the water

and makes a wish-a moon with eyes

of fire to observe the waters while

a ferryman sleeps and to serve a mermaid's

lure with flames of red-a siren creates

a wish the silver satellite has a tongue

to sing and brings Ivan's tattoos to life-

on a tongue they dance-eyes they close-

the mermaid's song raises the ferryman to

the tip of a righteous tongue.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Larsen M. Callirhoe

this is a classic well-rounded poem barry. very original and highly entertaining to say the least.



Larsen M. Callirhoe

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

I enjoyed reading this: your language is aptly colourful and a choice of “Ivan” for the tattooed ferryman unusual. With so much detail packed into the later lines however, I confess-- I became a little confused after line 10 . But that's just me. Benjamin :rolleyes:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Guidelines.