TSM 167 — Stranded

Nightsky absconded with moon
and left no forwarding address.
Gaia’s APB has gleaned zilch.

There’s no other way to take it but personally…

Designed with streamlined hopes, she was
a vessel built for pleasure and redemption;
now abandoned, parched in persistent gloom.

She’s beached, far from home, with rusting chains,
and warping wood, her finish long etched away
by sea salt, petrochemical residue, and acid rain.

Seabird fly-bys and hermit crab wanders against
thundered surf keep sensory inertia at bay; yet
her framework thins day after day.

Carrie is today’s host of The Sunday Muse.

33 Comments Add yours

  1. That opening line…๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ
    The poem resonated and you know why. ๐Ÿ™‚โค๏ธ

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you so much, Punam โค

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      1. My pleasure. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. coalblack says:

    “And I know Martin Eden is gonna be proud of me/ and many before me been called by the sea…” –Tom Waits

    Happy 4th, my friend.

    –Shay

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Great quote, Shay! Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Carrie V. H. says:

    This is a beautiful and deep capturing of the image Lisa! Wishing you a peaceful and lovely weekend with no stress!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Carrie, thank you very much! Wishing you a wonderful long weekend!

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  4. robtkistner says:

    Youโ€™ll set sail again Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      lol that remains to be seen, Rob!

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  5. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    “Nightsky absconded with moon” …you can’t get any better than that.
    Happy 4th Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Happy 4th, Max! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        Happy 4th Lisa!

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  6. Sunita Prasad says:

    Lisa, the images you poem evokes is really commendable.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sunita ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. a most descriptive ekphrastic Lisa with the same lovely lines as this boat even though she is “parched in persistent gloom.”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Laura.

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  8. wyndolynne says:

    The abandonment just lodges right in the heart. Moving (and really makes me want to give the boat a hug…).

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Wyndolynne, thank you for your kind comment.

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  9. Helen Dehner says:

    Great write! My favorite line … Gaiaโ€™s APB has gleaned zilch!!!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ๐Ÿ™‚ Mine too! Thank you, Helen.

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  10. qbit says:

    LOL! Nice!

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  11. Jim says:

    Pretty sorry boat, huh?
    Not much else could be wrong although you seem as though there were oodles more.
    ..

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    1. msjadeli says:

      The word coming to mind is clusterf*ck….

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  12. Jim says:

    Cry tears for “far from home”
    ..

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  13. M says:

    ekphrasis with attitide ~

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    1. M says:

      or attitude, if I could spell ~

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    2. msjadeli says:

      ๐Ÿ™‚ attitide works

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  14. memadtwo says:

    Beached. Such a full image. May the tides turn…

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  15. Xan says:

    “parched in persistent gloom” is great!–I was listening to the HIstory of English podcast about how “rhyming” worked in Old Norse poetry, namely through alliteration and assonance rather than vowel-matching, and this phrase just nails the concept.

    Also–thanks for the lead (inadvertant though it may have been) to TSM!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Alexandra thank you for the feedback. Very neat it has that linkage. Yay! on you will be writing at TSM ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. Love the words and I would love to have that in my yard ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes! I’d have wave petunias flowing out of it, blue and white if possible ๐Ÿ™‚

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