Melville ( Re-booted 22 /11 /2017 )

Some distant shore

whereon no Argonaut trod,

s i l h o u e t t e d

the rotting hulk,

broken-boned on the beach

bleached by Ages benign indifference,

discarded amongst vicissitudes of time

a memento of heroes

long since forgotten,

their wraith’s lament

b e w a i l i n g

the whaling ship,

w r e c k e d

ancient timbers

cursed by the inscription

” A h a b ”

(Louis Kasatkin has asserted his Right under the Copyright,Designs&Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author of this work)

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  1. Louis Kasatkin Post author

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    The comment (by kelly bella):

    I wondered where you would take this poem when I saw the title “Melville”. I was not disappointed. I like the thought of Ahab’s whaling ship washed ashore somewhere in the real world…

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