Early Charts

square-rigger captains
mapped the ocean

drew coastlines
by sight and soundings

added spouting whales
green-gold mermaids

half-seen islands
placed through mist

gave us the sense
of worlds beyond our own so

we go up   and out
to uncharted planets

1 Comment

  1. This is beautiful. Strong imagery and a restrained, simple structure. Great work.

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