Queen of the Sea


Ilya Repin, “What Freedom!” [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Pretend I’m the Queen of the Sea–

in my long reign

we will dance upon the waves,

careless of the sparkling spindrift




without reins

we’ll ride our horses of ocean blue

under the singing stars,

and only a gentle rain will fall,

soft drumming to the humming moon


Franz Marc, “Large Blue Horses,” [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

This poem is for dVerse. Lillian has asked us to use the words rain, rein, and/or reign, and to write something upbeat.

I’ve used this painting by Ilya Repin before, but I love it. The Blue Horses and spindrift are for Jane.      🙂











47 thoughts on “Queen of the Sea

  1. Fabulous! What an upbeat and fabulous way to begin my morning on the Cape…with the waves lapping and the image of being Queen of the Seas. There is such joy in this post! LOVE the illustration and love the energy and idea of this! So very well done. Thanks so much for responding to the prompt!!

  2. This poem and painting was full of joyous abandon!
    I always enjoy how you observe a painting (I remembered this one which reminds me of Tevya from “Fiddler on the Roof”) and are able to imagine such wonderful adventures, Merril. 🎼

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