Mad Girl Returns to Sea

Tis the end says she facing the sea,
The mad girl raves in the wind.
The salt spray flies at the demon eyes,
And the derelict turns with a grin.

Ha Ha says he you’ll surely flee
When I spin again and again.
But the mad girl’s hair flies in the air
And she leaps at the wretched thing.

She grapples its wheel and turns it full keel,
Return to the depths says she,
But the derelict splits in a frothing fit,
And the mad girl sinks in the sea.

With apologies to the Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner.

  1. Danielle’s avatar

    Is this your original work? I write poetry myself. I like this one but is there more?

    Wishing you well.

  2. Mardé’s avatar

    Hey, thanks for noticing this! Yes, it’s my original work, but unfortunately there isn’t much more. I do have some Haikus on the blog though. See July 2006, and the post just before this one in Feb. 2006.

    I’ve memorized a bunch of poems (I like to recite) but I can’t seem to write them — except for the Mad Girl one here.

    Thanks, and wishing you well too.


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