In a stiff southerly breeze maintaining the boats balance by using harness
harness to lean over the side,
bright morning sunlight paints glittering silver diamonds on the water’s
surface as the boat smoothly glides,
the mood and colour of the sea is always changing from restless grey
through to tranquil cerulean blue,
a mirror image of the transient sky is shown as it momentarily illuminates
as clouds and sun pass through.
The distinctive metallic melody of wind blown metal rigging clinking agains
hollow aluminium masts,
a teak coloured wooden sailing yacht sails by on calm water, an elegant
design from the past,
in a pleasant summer breeze enjoying the special silence of sailing, hearing
the wind and water flowing by,
flocks of herring gulls circling in warm air thermals survey water far below,
effortlessly gliding high.
A beautiful summer’s day at Cowes Sailing Regatta hosts a profusion of
dinghies’ brightly coloured sails,
foaming white horses ride the dark rolling crests of seething waves during
tempestuous winter gales,
tacking as the itinerant wind changes direction swinging the boom and sail
from port to starboard,
a silent autumnal marina shrouded in dawn’s floating white mist, orderly
rows of resting boats moored.
Grey nimbus clouds emitting forked lightning appear on the darkening
skyline causing the wind speed to rise,
an unexpected summer storm requires quick reefing of the main and fore
sail, carefully fastening the ties,
feeling the wind and sun on your face, the unique serenity of sailing on
sheltered inland water or exposed sea,
whenever I see a sailboat in the ever-changing weather, light, seasons and tides,
you are always close surrounding me.
In loving memory of James Farthing 1929 -2017
A poem can express innermost emotions after the loss of a loved one or friend.
My poetry is written to be gently uplifting and evocative, reminding the reader or listeners of the loved one or friend’s love of sailing.
My poems have been very well recieved at both church and crematorium services, adding a very personal accolade.
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