If Ever I Should Sail Away

Friday Fictioneers _ Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple

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If Ever.

If ever I should sail away to sea
I’ll search the sun-drenched distant shores
until I find a beating heart in love with me.
Like some rare endangered precious flower,
whose fragrance scent of flirtatious honey
will captivate my mind and soul and body.
In such a paradise I would live to be free,
And I’ll never return to this darn land.
Should I ever sail away, to sea.

26 responses to “If Ever I Should Sail Away

  1. Wonderfully wistful and full of longing.


  2. But, of course, he never will

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  3. Sounds like a young man who just lost his first love. Nice flow to your poem.

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  4. I enjoyed that little poem.

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  5. Enjoyed the poetry very much 🙂

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  6. Ah, dreams 🙂

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  7. And then he meets a siren… No, seriously, this was lovely and dreamlike and makes me want to sail away as well. The sea always brings freedom to mind.

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  8. Lovely and lyrical – I’m sure we need dreams.

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  9. Lovely, rhythmic candy floss. Delicious!

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  10. Dear James,

    Your verse is fanciful and full of whimsy. I enjoyed it very much.



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  11. A nice change of pace James.

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  12. A lovely romantic piece, James. I liked it very much. Sailing away sounds much more romantic than flying away. I remember the old, old song about the “slow boat to China”. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  13. Lovely piece of whimsy. It rarely comes to fruition, unfortunately.

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  14. A wistful feel. I hope he does sail away to sea!

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  15. Wow I loved this. A romantic beat and twist of word. Well done

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  16. Such a romantic yet wistful poem. It’s wonderfully done.

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  17. Beautifully written. I loved the flow, and the daydreams of a would-be traveler.

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