The ship danced over the undulating waves of the ocean.
As the dolphin played hide and seek in its wake.
We knelt on the saltwater slick deck with a notion
Prayed land-ho before the wild hurricane spake
The captain in the wheelhouse was lashed to it fast
Reconciled he’d go down with her, good Captain Jones
While the rest of us quickly tied each other to the mast
The swells growing larger as our nausea moaned
The funnel approached with blood-curdling howls
Sucking up water like a drunk sucks his rum
Soon we’d be drowned in our Mistress’ bowels
Ship lurched then capsized, breathing water – we’re done.
Sarah is the host of Mindlovemisery Menagerie’s Saturday Mix. Sarah says:
This week we are diving into the depths of PERSONIFICATION. Our challenge is all about the use of personification in our writing. You will need to use the statement provided in your response – which can be poetry or prose. Our statement using, personification is:
– The ship danced over the undulating waves of the ocean.
image “Storm Tossed Frigate” by Thomas Chambers, a British-American painter
(b. 1808 – d. 1869)