Five Photos, Five Stories – Day 5

Final night, and attempt. 

The image I chose fired up my poet’s imagination, as I stood before the very work of art, produced by a locally-based artist, as part of the Malakoff Exhibition last month at our local Art Gallery in Weisdale.

 
I devoted it a blog post not so long ago…

And now to its own poetics-

Shipwright

 No bones, just 

rust.
They say

they nailed you on a wall,

framed inside wood,

sea drifter’s 

dream,

but

as

currents

took you apart,

you lost your legs as 

a sailor, and 

let salt 

gnaw 

through

your rib cage.

What’s come of you

defies earth’s 

tides,

lightless

iris lost in riptides,

your joie de

vivre in

prey

to

dust…

What’s left of you,

but eyes of metal on 

the wall.
© Nat Hall 2015

Thank you for such challenge, Jane Dougherty. Highly enjoyed 🙂

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9 responses to “Five Photos, Five Stories – Day 5

  1. I knew you’d come out with some great combinations of words and pictures. This is superb! The shipwright is suitably half here and half gone, almost but not quite rusted away.

  2. Reblogged this on Jane Dougherty Writes and commented:
    Nat Hall’s final day’s entry in the stories and photos challenge—a poem about sailors, the sea, and the passing of time. Beautiful.

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