Sunday, May 6, 2012

MAG 116: A Pirate Mag

image: River Irwell R.A.D. Stainforth

Standing precariously at the river's edge, bereft of pirate barque and sail,
I gaze at the blue void where my ship used to be.
Cold Irwell water seeps into the ruined sole of my old bucket boot as,
invulnerable though I be from my roving, I still find myself 
with the piercing cutlass of desire to round the bend.
~MF 2012

I LOVE PIRATES AND WRITING AND WRITERS AND PILLAGING WITH THE MAG!






35 comments:

Tess Kincaid said...

Ah...once a pirate...always a pirate...lovely...

Raven said...

Well said - for I believe that I have never heard of pirate ship upon river. The river got the better of your rascally piratism! Great poem - full of heart!

Christine said...

fun post pirate girl

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Ahhh...then ye ne'er heard o'.....River Pirates.....? ;)

brenda w said...

Oh, I love this one! You got me wanting the pirate's life. LoL

Meg said...

Piracy or privacy?

Hard to know sometimes hahaha!

Interesting story telling.

rel said...

Whether ye be long John Silver or Jim Hawkins, the water will always draw ya.
rel

C Hummel Kornell a/k/a C Hummel Wilson said...

There's a wee bit o' the pirate in all of us! Well done. I like your unique approach to life...'imagination is the most supreme power one can possess' Keep up the great work.

Anonymous said...

I love this; you really drew me in to the hunger of a past life.

This is my favorite part: "bereft of pirate barque and sail,
I gaze at the blue void where my ship used to be"

rosemarymint.wordpress.com

zongrik said...

you capture the sense of coldness

the river


verification makes it really hard to comment. you'd get more comments if you turned it off. i had to do this several times to get it to work.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Hmm. Thought I had turned the buggery thing off. Mayhap it went back went they "upgraded"....
Thanks for pointing it out. I hate that thing!
:)

Laurie Kolp said...

I see where it was, too!

christopher said...

Harr! (0)

Stephen Hayes said...

So glad to hear from you again. I was just thinking about you recently and wondering if you were still out there plundering and swashbuckling. (Is swashbuckling an adjective or verb?) Anyway, it's good hearing from you.

Daydreamertoo said...

Ooo Arrrr... What is a river without a pirate ship! Nothing! :)

Other Mary said...

Arrrrrr - love it!

Other Mary said...

(Oh, and hope you can keep your booty dry (I wanted to use your secret word!))

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Stephen- What a nice thing to say. :) Pirating gets in the way of living, er, uh, blogging, eh?
Swashbuckling can be WHATEVER you want it to be! ;)

Other Mary- Well, you know what I have to do now: YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! ;)

(I love my bloggie friends!)

Brian Miller said...

theres always adventure just around the bend just waiting for the right pirate...argghh

versebender said...

This right here is brilliant: "the piercing cutlass of desire to round the bend" Well done!! Vb

manicddaily said...

Very charming! K.

Karen S. said...

Is this where he says, "Shiver me timbers, Matey!" You write like a wise pirate! Nicely done!

Stafford Ray said...

Round the bend? Methinks Pirate Mimi, you are already delightfully around the bend!

Sue said...

You definitely got my pirate juices flowing!

=)

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Stafford- Oh, and methinks ye be dead on about that! ;)

Come to the Pirate Side.....we have grog!

Teresa said...

I am looking forward to traveling around that bend. Who know what I might find there.

Rinkly Rimes said...

I never thought about a retired pirate before!

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

nice write!

JJRod'z

Helen said...

Yo ho ho ... enjoyed your Pirate's tale.

Lyn said...

Wow! Don't let go of that cutlass of desire..it will take you far! Very good!

Kutamun said...

I know that restless for adventure feelimg, Mimi, being somewhat a sailor myself, thanks

thingy said...

Such imagery! I love this one. : )

Elliot MacLeod-Michael said...

Possibly my first ever encounter with pirate poetry, and I dig it.

Trellissimo said...

Piratical poesy - I see! LOL

Susan Lindquist said...

Love it! Even when there's a damp welling of water in one's boot, there is also a desire to move on around the next bend in whatever path we have in front of us ... love that line "the piercing cutlass of desire ..."