Yesterday I finally got set up for the Internet. What a difference it makes!
I also worked on my Word of the Month poem inspired by TRANSPORT. Here it is.
David L. Harrison
another windless day,
ropes and rigging,
like my weary passengers,
sagging from boredom.
Godspeed is a good ship
but her canvas wants wind
to finish this historic journey.
We should be there now,
these colonists hard at the task
of settling in the New World,
yet creeping at this pace we’ll be
three more wretched months at sea.
Thirty-nine passengers, thirteen crew
on a vessel sixty-eight feet long –
Transporting human cargo
is too much stench and misery.
Let Susan Constant and Discovery
do as they will.
After this it’s only hard goods for me.