the clouds storm and stir the horizon
and swoon like a sorrowful bird,
the sun sinks the same way once risen
and deafening the fires of his word,
a lover waits hopeless and dreary,
and hopeless and dreary departs
for love not returned leaves her weary
and breathful her heart.
a vision as clear as the ages,
that reach to the soul or the heart
the storm of the clouds broken cages
long gone those soft clouds that depart
and the sea strides to shore like a viking,
and rages eternal like cloud,
for the storm now is spent and surrenders,
that once stood so proud.
the sea she will wrap me in flowers
and drown me in ivies and wine,
as the sharp winter wind blows wild showers,
that bury the aches of the pines,
and the sea i found tender with rapture
blew me back where the ages relent,
and the sea gave me back all its flowers,
for the love never meant.
desire is no pastry or pudding,
it is death, it is life, it is naught,
in its rages it cries like a blossom
that bursts from the bough and is caught,
no lover could rule or control me,
but they begged and they begged
for my love,
and the love that i gave soon destroyed me,
a lion to the dove.
yet the sea dries my eyes from my weeping,
rejuvinates like vinaigrette,
and love never once won or departing
soon buries its soul in regret,
and the sea sings like a stereotyped lover,
too broody to throw out a rose
and the rose would be tearful my lover,
seas sea e'en froze.
for the sea is a viking of passion,
strange ghost of the wind and the wave,
and knows nothing of love or compassion,
but will leave you with the dark that can't save,
i see her in the **** frost, her blossom,
the waves that still billow like sails
the foam the blue foam near the flotsam,
her song a soft silvery scale.