Poetry and Prose on VISIONS '13
These pages are designed to celebrate the beauty of the human spirit as expressed in the poetry and prose of water, the study of oceans, and the people who are fascinated with both. I hope they will capture the struggle, the mystery, and the exhilaration that are intrinsic to the expression of human creativity regardless of its form.
The poems collected here have been contributed over the course of several at-sea expeditions. I invite you to contribute to this section of the web site. Your contribution could be a favorite piece of prose--funny, sad, profound. It could be a poem, a sea chantey, a small image designed for incorporation into this web site. It need only be about the sea - or rivers, or streams or lakes - it may be something published, or personal, your own, or someone else's, and it need only celebrate the richness and complexity of the human fascination with “bodies’” of water (which I suppose includes each of us, since we are 98% H2O).
You may send your selections to me at email@example.com, or to Nancy Penrose (firstname.lastname@example.org).
His face looked like an old part of the expressway,
Worn to rolling pockmarked flatness;
His eyes were seams in the asphalt.
The cold remote islands And the blue estuaries Where what breathes, breathes The restless wind of the inlets,...
The deep parts of my life pour onward,
as if the river shores were opening out.
Trees and stones seem more like me each day.