[Byzantine Bindings]

Monday, 24 February 2014

The Little Ship of Death

Ars Moriendi
Egyptian Solar Barge
Viking Stone Ship
Dunkirk Little Ships
Sutton Hoo
Muisca Raft
The Raft of the Medusa
The Wreck of the Amphirite
Broighter Hoard

there is residing in my mind
a small ship of beaten gold
in which my fragile dreams reside

couched on red velvet
it sails on perilous seas
carrying consciousness
through darkening clouds

life and death are held as one
continum dancing on the ocean
rudderless and oblivious
absorbed in the stillness 

deep calm resides
woven in the keel's fibre
daily discipline 
invisible rib and plank

each day brings
embarkation nearer
towering waves offer 
awful excitement