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Black Gold – Italian Sonnet

 One of the items on my “Bucket List” is to go to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for New Years.  When I heard of this current oil spill, it struck me in the heart.
 
 
A strangled hold onto the rocks,
not far the blue Sargasso Sea.
White suited sea gulls fly in flocks,
lost riggers join the absentee.
Below off-shore unearthly docks –
engraved with a fire memory.
Eleven deep in waters sail
on grey Horizon’s ghostly tale.
 
A strangled hold into the sand,
metallic rainbows pooled with rain.
While gasping life strain just to breathe,
more waves of death awash the land.
Their greed exploded dark insane
mad currents of black ocean seethe.
 
A strangled hold grips the unplanned
across slick mass in devil’s stain.
Disrupting nature’s primal gland,
injecting to withdraw for gain.
Destruction of earth from man’s hand,
Spill after spill, still no refrain.
 
☮TheMsLvh © 2011
offered to United Poets , dVerse Poets
image: gcaptain.com
 
  • Chevron Corp oil spillRio de Janeiro, Brazil – November 7, 2011  to present 
  • Rena oil spill – New Zealand, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty – October 5, 2011 to present
  • Taylor Energy wells Platform 23051 – United States, Gulf of Mexico – September 16, 2004 to present (2624 days)
  • Chevron/Transocean Campos oil spill – Brazil, Campos Basin – November 10, 2011 – current
  • Esso/Shell North Sea oil spill –  United Kingdom, North Sea – August 10, 2011 – – current
  • Yellowstone River pipeline spill –  United States, Montana, Yellowstone River -July 1, 2011
  • Bohai Bay oil spill – China, Bohai Bay – June 4, 2011 – June 19, 2011
  • Peace River Rainbow pipeline spill – Canada, Alberta – April 29, 2011
  • Mumbai-Uran pipeline spill –  India, Mumbai, Arabian Sea – January 21, 2011
  • Fiume Santo power station –  Italy, Sardinia, Porto Torres – January 11, 2011
  • Mumbai oil spill – India, Mumbai, Arabian Sea – August 7, 2010 – August 9, 2010
  • Barataria Bay oil spill – United States, Barataria Bay, Gulf of Mexico – July 27 – August 1, 2010
  • Talmadge Creek oil spill –  United States, Kalamazoo River, Calhoun, Michigan – July 26, 2010
  • Xingang Port oil spill – China, Yellow Sea – July 16 – July 21, 2010
  • Jebel al-Zayt oil spill – Egypt, Red Sea – June 16 -June 23, 2010
  • Red Butte Creek oil spill – United States, Salt Lake City, Utah – June 11 – June 12, 2010
  • Trans-Alaska Pipeline spill – United States, Anchorage, Alaska – May 25, 2010
  • MT Bunga Kelana 3 –  Singapore, Singapore Strait – May 25, 2010
  • 2010 ExxonMobil oil spill – Nigeria, Niger Delta – May 1, 2010
  • Deepwater Horizon –  United States, Gulf of Mexico – April 20, 2010 – July 15, 2010
  • 2010 Great Barrier Reef oil spill – Australia Great Keppel Island -April 3, 2010
  • 2010 Port Arthur oil spill – United States, Port Arthur, Texas – January 23, 2010
  • Yellow River oil spill – China, Chishui River (Shaanxi) – August 21, 2009
  • Montara oil spill – Australia, Timor Sea – August 21, 2009
  • Full City oil spill – Norway, Rognsfjorden near Såstein south of Langesund – July 31, 2009
  • 2009 Lüderitz oil spill – Namibia, Southern coast – April 8, 2009
  • 2009 Queensland oil spill – Australia, Queensland – March 10, 2009
  • West Cork oil spill – United States, New Orleans, Louisiana – July 28, 2008
  • 2008 New Orleans oil spill – United States, New Orleans, Louisiana – July 28, 2008
  • 2007 Statfjord oil spill – Norway, Norwegian Sea – December 12, 2007
  • 2007 Korea oil spill –  South Korea, Yellow Sea – December 7, 2007
  • Kerch Strait oil spill – Ukraine Russia, Strait of Kerch – November 11, 2007
  •  Russia, Strait of Kerch
  • 2007 Statfjord oil spill – Norway, Norwegian Sea – December 12, 2007
  • Kerch Strait oil spill – Ukraine Russia, Strait of Kerch – November 11, 2007
  • COSCO Busan oil spill – United States, San Francisco, California – November 7, 2007
  • Kab 101 – Mexico, Bay of Campeche – October 23, 2007 – December 17, 2007
  • Guimaras oil spill – Philippines – August 11, 2006
  • Jiyeh power station oil spill – Lebanon — July 14, 2006 – July 15, 2006
  • Citgo refinery oil spill – United States, Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 19, 2006
  • Prudhoe Bay oil spill – United States, Alaska North Slope, Alaska – March 2, 2006
  • Bass Enterprises (Hurricane Katrina) –  United States, Cox Bay, Louisiana – August 30, 2005
  • Shell (Hurricane Katrina) – United States, Pilottown, Louisiana – August 30, 2005
  • Chevron (Hurricane Katrina) – United States, Meraux and Chalmette, Louisiana – August 30, 2005
  • Murphy Oil USA refinery spill (Hurricane Katrina) – United States, Meraux and Chalmette, Louisiana – August 30, 2005
  • Bass Enterprises (Hurricane Katrina) – United States, Pointe à la Hache, Louisiana – August 30, 2005
  • Chevron (Hurricane Katrina) – United States, Venice, Louisiana – August 30, 2005
  • Venice Energy Services Company (Hurricane Katrina) – United States, Nairn, Louisiana – August 30, 2005
  • Sundown Energy (Hurricane Katrina) – United States, West Potash, Louisiana – August 30, 2005
  • MV Selendang Ayu – United States, Unalaska Island, Alaska – December 8, 2004
  • Athos 1 – United States, Delaware River, Paulsboro, New Jersey – November 26, 2004
  • Gulf War oil spill – Iraq, Persian Gulf – June 8, 1990
  • Continued list of oil spills……
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Amphitrite – Sailor’s Sonnet

*Amphitrite– Ἀμφιτρίτη – [am-fi-trahy-tee]
The goddess queen of the sea, wife of Lord Poseidon. Amphitrite was the goddess who spawned the sea’s rich bounty–fish and shellfish–as well as dolphins, seals and whales.
 
 
The sailor’s story told from long ago –
a Maiden bravely swims through winds of force;
her essence glided free where trade winds blow.
Inside her ocean currents, set a course –
to spread abundance within water’s flow,
exploding life to spread true nature’s source.
Exquisite sunset hues in cloudless skies,
above her depths of cold – a sailor flies.
 
Beneath secluded shores of distant lore,
soft melodies entwine the ocean’s tide –
white frosted tips on swells of lapis blue.
Grey whales surrender waters – breaching soar;
to kiss the moon – igniting stars collide.
Amazing glory – sailor’s brilliant view.
 
Sweet Goddess, Amphitrite, we implore;
allow the Shepard’s moon hold safe our ride.
Deliver us upon your distant shore –
take not into your arms where you reside.
For you have charmed so many men before –
within your ink of darkness – sailors hide.
 
☮TheMsLvh © 2011
Image provided by and submitted to Imaginary Garden with Read Toads also Poets United – dVerse – The Poetry Palace 
The sonetto rispetto is a specialized form of poetry related to the more well-known sonnet. It was created and popularized in Italy during the historical period known as the Renaissance (14th to 17th centuries C.E.)
 
 A sonetto rispetto has 8 lines of iambic pentameter in the first stanzas, in a rhyme scheme of  a b a b a b c c. The following two stanzas have 6 lines with a slightly different rhyming scheme.
 
This form was used for composing improvised folk music using popular tunes, and the subject matter was usually an address of love from a gentleman to a lady.
 
 
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California Style Morning

 

Grey stillness clutches morning sky,
not willing to release the sun.
Between the slate horizon line,
low flying seagulls slice the fog.

A piquant smell of saline mist,
released by crashing ocean waves;
drifts hauntly over barren beach.
True nature’s breath of living sea.

White fragments of sand dollars spilled,
along the water’s broken edge.
Low tide’s exposing gift, tossed free –
from tumbling ’round the ocean floor.

Salt air surmounts steep rocky cliffs,
dull silhouettes of coastal trees.
Commanding roar, the siren’s song –
brings high tide, California style.

☮TheMsLvh © 2011

 Submitted to We Write Poems #67
*My theme song in the early 70’s, yet I am California native.
 

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