Horizons: NaPoWriMo, Day 5

This pantoum is inspired by a post by Frank of A Frank Angle. I borrowed my first line from him. Thanks, Frank!

 

At the horizon, known and unknown meet,

this liminal space between sky and sea

when the sun dips down, and night not complete

where dreams are unfettered and left to dance free–

 

this liminal space between sky and sea,

in this place, future and past together dwell,

while explorers and dreamers look here with uncertainty,

they still seek this place–and fall under its spell.

 

In this place, future and past together dwell,

some think deep thoughts here, some none at all,

they still seek this place—and fall under its spell

as they watch ships vanish, beyond shouts and call.

 

Can we know what fate foretells here–

when the sun dips down, and night not complete?

Do we fear, question, or wait for what appears?

Certain only, at the horizon, known and unknown meet.

John Frederick Kensett, “Sunset on the Sea,” [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m off prompt for NaPoWriMo.  I’m also linking this to dVerse Open Link Night.

 

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37 thoughts on “Horizons: NaPoWriMo, Day 5

  1. Wow … so well done & a wonderful pairing with my walk. The fact that I played a role in your inspiration brings get joy to me. Merril, thank you for the wonderful gift and for using my line to open your poem.

  2. This was utterly beautiful, Merril. What a great collaboration (whether Frank knew it or not 😉 ) I told him it is wonderful how we bloggers can sometimes “feed” off each other in such a positive way.

  3. There’s a lovely lilt to this poem, conducted by the rhymes, and I love the dreamlike quality of the lines:
    ‘this liminal space between sky and sea
    when the sun dips down, and night not complete
    where dreams are unfettered and left to dance free’.
    The repetition also adds to the musicality.

  4. Love this especially “Can we know what fate foretells here– when the sun dips down, and night not complete?”💜

  5. This flowed and ebbed so well, Merril! The lines were so fluid, yet many stand on their own with true meaning.
    I wonder when Luanne stops by if the “liminal space” line will be her favorite?

  6. Pingback: NaPoWriMo / GloPoWriMo 2018 – Day 5 – “Spectres Of Speeches And Letters” by David Ellis | toofulltowrite (I've started so I'll finish)

  7. Having just returned from Bermuda, where the sea is a myriad shades of blue ad green and meets the sky at the horizon, another shade of blue melding into shades of white, ivory and grey clouds….this post really struck home. Wonderful write.

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