Friday, December 2, 2011

Lighthouse


I've nowhere left to sail this ship,
but I cannot make for shore.
I am anchored
by my fear
that no one mans the lighthouse.

22 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Superb and scary at the same time! Wonderful! Enjoy your weekend, MZ!

Sylvia

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh, this is really good. It says so much in a few concise lines. I especially love the last two. Wowzers!

marousia said...

Hats off - this is simply suberb

cj Schlottman said...

Tight, compact and intense. Good write.

Namaste..........cj

manicddaily said...

Wonderfully distilled. K.

Heaven said...

the fear is real too...very nice ~

Fireblossom said...

Disappear fear.

Brian Miller said...

no one man is the light house...

nice

Brian Miller said...

you do so well with concision...is that a word?

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Nice metaphor; says it all. Love the picture too.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Wow! This one gave me serious chills!
Indeed, who has not been in a similar place at some time in their lives?

Your lighthouse is an empty bastion in a very scary environment.

Old Raven said...

Ah ... but, there is always someone there. :)

Claudia said...

great metaphor..stuck somewhere and afraid to move towards the light because we expect it could be worse than what we got already.. .and the pic is just perfect..

Dave King said...

This can be read on so many levels, it's inspirational.

cloudbusting2 said...

...I thought you were already married.

hedgewitch said...

Do you mean to have that extra not after cannot? You seem to be saying you are caught in a fear induced stasis(and saying it damn well) but that extra not seems you also are under a compulsion to sail for shore--I can see it working that way, but the other way--that you are stuck in place wondering about the lighthouse--seems more like the intent of the poem. Don't mind me, and sorry if I missed the boat--I like the piece very much.

Steve King said...

This is a deep, scary image (on a couple of levels) that you managed to produce in so few words. Great use of metaphor. I enjoyed reading this.

Lolamouse said...

Chills. I've felt this.

Laurie Kolp said...

Fear can definitely ground us.

Beachanny said...

That's what we're talking about. No extraneous words. The image/metaphor becomes the entire allegory - and perfectly elucidates person, state of mind, state of being, form as is and form as question..held in stasis unable to move. Fabulous!

Fred said...

Nice piece, love the picture too. I am anchored by my fear that no one mans the lighthouse- really awesome line. Thanks

flipside records said...

"that no one mans the lighthouse"

This is an unbelievably clever line, for the obvious meaning and also the way a little apostrophe would alter things completely.