Ralph Waldo Emerson’s quote: To fill the hour–that is happiness.
To fill my hour one evening by the sea, I was inspired to begin a poem which turned into a narrative. I’d like to share the beginning lines in today’s post.
The Sea is a Blue Mermaid
The sea is a mermaid that keeps tapping at the door.
Water lapping gently on the banks of Gloucester’s shore.
The foghorn’s beckoning sound within the ocean’s roar
mute to tired fishermen one hundred miles from shore.
© 2013 Freeda Baker Nichols