Friday, September 21, 2012

Song: Fisherman's Song


When I come I'll whistle to Bartholemew

1 comment:

William A. Sigler said...

Starboard hard alee hard tack sea gray harpoon
lobster pot brick jellyfish in woven nets
Ole Evinrude under Christmastime lights
from the Dog Rock house on the Great Misery
from St. Elmo's Fire to the biggest moon at the Mermaid View
when I come I'll whistle to Bartholomew

Icicles down my nose, pulling in the empty lines
Cormorants flying over like a sign
Bailing out the bilgewater chopping up the mackerel
Guess the sea's my home not that land-ho barnacle

Windward as she goes to the ocean of ghosts
weigh up anchor they will never know we're here
from the Northern Lights to the Davey Jones
seat with the bone crew
when I come I'll whistle to Bartholomew
when I come I'll whistle to Bartholomew