The Harbor

A Poem By Tamerah // 12/7/2008

The harbor winds played foreign tunes to those which I was used to,
Whispering songs that to me were unknown, about places they had passed through.
Lightly they swept across the land with weathered fingers and gentle hands
Bringing tales of sorrow and joy, along with rain now and again.
I remember they smelt of evergreens and something like peppermint
And I often imagined from where they had come, and where they were going next,
Such mystery they carried in their abrasive, gentle grasp,
They disturbed the land with secrets, but I never dared to ask.
With fluid grace they danced upon the surface of the earth
Leaving nothing behind unchanged and leaving no blade of grass unstirred.
Like tongues of cool fire, they played against my skin
And I swear I felt the things they’d touched in the places they had been,
But one day they blew gently to the dock a little ship,
And from that day on I never felt the harbor winds again.



Oh that's so pretty. I wish I could write good poetry. Prose is a stronger point for me.
...and that's all I'm gonna say! For now...

Keri | Sun, 12/07/2008

I don't know, it didn't feel

I don't know, it didn't feel to me that you've been gone so long. But then, I've been following your blog.

I like this alot. It's very descriptive and lovely. But I'm wondering a bit about the ending.
"The world will likely end tomorrow - unless postponed for rain." -Tamerah (on her blog)

Anna | Sun, 12/07/2008

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

blog?? she has a blog? You

blog?? she has a blog?
You have a blog??
*feels awful* I should read it sometime.
I have a blog! I...just....never post in it. :D

By the way, this was lovely!
"You're pirates! Hang the code, and hang the rules! They're more like guidelines anyway"
-Elizabeth Swan//Pirates of the Caribbean//Curse of the Black Pearl

Sarah | Sun, 12/07/2008

"Sometimes even to live is courage."

Blogging away!

This was beautiful! It

This was beautiful! It flowed so nicely, and yet I was still thinking about hte words. It was beautiful (I already said that, didn't I?). Very good.

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.- Audrey Hepburn

The Brit | Sun, 12/07/2008

Lovely, Tamerah, and

Lovely, Tamerah, and mysterious, in a way. I like it a lot!!
"Ever heard of Plato, Aristotle, Socrates?...Morons."

Clare Marie | Mon, 12/08/2008

"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]


Nice imagery, I liked it a lot. :)

Brianna | Mon, 12/08/2008

"We have been created for greater things. Why stoop down to things that will spoil the beauty of our hearts?" ~Mother Theresa

I Agree

I love how this poem flows. The imagery is just wonderful - and the ending holds a mystery. It makes me think of people who immigrated to our country in the "olden days" - getting on a ship in a little harbor somewhere and crossing the ocean to a whole new world...

Jenny | Mon, 12/08/2008


Thanks for the comments everyone, they made me feel like I actually belong on this site again. I'm glad you all liked it =)

About the ending, I wanted it to be kind of a mystery and leave it open for others to divine their own meaning from it, but what I imagined myself was that whatever the ship brought, something or someone, distracted the person away from what he really loved, and he never went back again.

That's just me though, it can be taken in any way you like =)

Tamerah | Mon, 12/08/2008

That makes sense

The ending makes sense. I have to say I liked this alot :D Your poems are really good....Did you publish them yet?
"I'm a dishonest man, and a dishonest man you can always count on being dishonest, It's the honest ones you have to watch"
-Jack Sparrow

marie (not verified) | Thu, 12/18/2008

Thanks =)

I haven't published any yet, I've never really thought about it, and honestly I'm not even sure how to go about doing that. It's certainly an intriguing idea, though...

Tamerah | Thu, 12/18/2008

Your Nerdfighting Sista

Dang that is beautiful. There's really nothing else to say.

Anonymous | Mon, 12/29/2008


Thanks Steph <3

Tamerah | Wed, 01/21/2009


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