Issue Twenty-One - Winter 2013

Triolet for a Sailboat

By Carolyne Wright

You took us out in your hand-built, gaff-rigged sloop.
You showed us how to trim the jib, hoist sails,
tack into wind, or run through the rip-tides’ hoop.
You showed us the ropes on your hand-built, gaff-rigged sloop.
We glided through Penn Cove’s morning in a sun-exalted loop
as the boat unfurled her stories with her sails.
We thrilled to go out in your hand-built, gaff-rigged sloop
and learn wind’s power in the story of her sails.

For Larry Cheek and “Nil Desperandum”

Copyright Wright 2012