Monday, July 25, 2016

Fascination with waves lapping the sides

                                                      Attribution: John Oxley Library of Queensland
Image: Sailing boat Nina (a twelve footer skiff)
on the Brisbane River, 1935 (here)

the 10 of 12 given words:
skiff (boats small enough for sailing or rowing by one person.)
transmigration (the passage of a soul after death into another body)
anechdoche (in a conversation where everyone is talking but nobody is listening)
backlit (a light placed behind an actor to highlight the subject from the background)
resonance (abnormally large vibration produced in response to an external stimulus)
damselfly (non-stinging insect with wings folded back in line with the body when at rest).
careen damage bitter fidget

He never had it so good
Very adept finally at it
Fascination with waves lapping the sides
Made him to venture out to sea

A skiff voyager all to himself
Done with transmigration to a seasoned sailor-boy
Far from any anechdoche crowd
He was basking in the likes of  a successful actor
Backlit bright, shadowed by the sun's rays
He could react easily to the resonance 
of  the strong currents below

Far from shore no needling from any damselfly
To skillfully careen against walls of sea-water
How he loved it!

There was little damage to his person
Perhaps sun-burnt a little
But no bitter experience to fidget about
Aye aye sir! He made the grade in style.

For Amber's MLMM's Wordle #119
with the given words and
Marian's at Real Toad's - the tuesday platform


  1. You make me want to get out there!


  2. That sunburn will heal.
    Anechdoche describes Twitter well.

  3. Making it with only a sunburn is a win indeed

  4. Excellent Hank, one could actually feel being out there in the sea. Well done.

  5. Seems he had such a good time he wouldn't mind the sun burn
    Nice one

    Much love...

  6. Sailing and boating are so much a part of man's history, even now, you suggest the delight of an adventure at sea.

  7. All the words given are fascinating, with my favorites being resonance and damselfly. You've woven them all into a tale of the sea well -- love the ending, as it seems to leave the sailor (and reader) with smiles. Thanks for sharing, Hank.

  8. Hank, this one was fun to read. I liked the ending line, it summed things up well.
    " Aye, aye, sir! He made the grade in time."