NaPoWriMo: Unearthered


They sailed the seas/ as we awoke

a thousand years ago/ from dreams of glory

ships small, but sturdy/ voyagers in life’s adventures

traveling miles to worlds unknown/traveling years through time

sagas told and retold/ until reality intruded

plunder and discovery/ sadness and grief

vanished lives /with tears long gone now

almost erased/ buried in the past

waiting to be rediscovered / their tracks leaving traces still


Another cleave poem based on archeology (sparked by this article)  because I’m fascinated by uncovering the past and  because the past is open to multiple interpretations, isn’t it?

Thank you, Jane Dougherty for introducing me to this poetry form.

NaPoWriMo 2016, Day 3





27 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo: Unearthered

  1. I love this sequence, especially:
    / as we awoke
    a thousand years ago/ from dreams of glory
    ships small, but sturdy/

    and now I’m going to go find that PBS NOVA show!

  2. Merril, your last line could be the mission statement for every historian: their tracks leaving traces still. Of course, it could work for detectives and poets also!

  3. Pingback: Poetry challenge Cleave Poem: the entries – Jane Dougherty Writes

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