Today’s poem comes from Water Sings Blue (Chronicle, 2012), by?Kate Coombs. Kate is a magical writer–I hope you seek out both her poetry and her prose. It’s all fabulous.?Water Sings Blue is a marriage of stunning art and dreamy poetry that takes me right to the ocean. You’ve probably noticed that I’ve featured other ocean-focused poetry collections here on the blog, and even this month. Nothing makes me happier than a beautiful ocean poem–so today’s poem makes me very happy indeed.
Song of the Boat
Push away from the stillness of the nut-brown land,
from the road that leads to the shore.
Push away from the town with its tight tree roots,
from its closed brown shutters and doors.
Push away?heave-ho?from the heavy brown pier,
from its pilings huddled and dull.
For the water sings blue and the sky does, too,
and the sea lets you fly like a gull.
–by Kate Coombs, all rights reserved
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