Antarctica

I stand
on ship’s deck.
Scenes dealt by Nature
visual poetry to me,
death’s hand to many seafarers of old.

Icebergs,
some city-blocks in size
litter the sea.
Imposing ice-capped peaks
tower above.

Humpbacks
spout jubilant spray.
I breathe misty wisps
in frozen air.

Photos from Antarctica – taken yesterday on our cruise. Amazing scenery. Quadrille written for dVerse using the word “poetry.” Apologies to readers that I cannot reciprocate and read your posts or reply to comments – Internet very sparse and expensive here.

14 thoughts on “Antarctica

  1. rothpoetry January 30, 2018 / 9:18 am

    Beautiful! Love the poetic icebergs and humpback whales! Hope you are feeling better!
    Dwight

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  2. Imelda January 30, 2018 / 10:54 am

    Visual poetry indeed. 😊

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  3. Frank Hubeny January 30, 2018 / 11:06 am

    The photos are beautiful and so is the description of icebergs and whales in all that cold.

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  4. Misky January 30, 2018 / 11:14 am

    Keep warm, my friend!!

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  5. Sanaa Rizvi January 30, 2018 / 11:41 am

    Oh this is absolutely gorgeous, Lillian!💞 Love the “poetic icebergs and humpback whales!”💞

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  6. annell4 January 30, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    Thank you so much for your poem and your pics of icebergs, something I don’t see every day, good to be reminded, they still exist.

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  7. dornahainds January 30, 2018 / 2:57 pm

    Oh, such Refreshing scenes! 😎🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀

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  8. Victoria C. Slotto January 30, 2018 / 5:35 pm

    Gorgeous. Photos and words. Enjoy the rest of your cruise and glad you made it here.

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  9. Truedessa January 30, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    The last stanza is amazing – It would be wonderful to see humpbacks. Thank you for sharing the photos – Have fun!

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  10. Beverly Crawford January 31, 2018 / 12:42 pm

    Beauty captured in photo and word!

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  11. kim881 February 1, 2018 / 5:10 am

    Oh most definitely visual poetry, Lill! You’re obviously having a magical trip – I hope the rest of the journey continues to be so and look forward to more poetry from afar. 🙂

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  12. Joyce February 11, 2018 / 12:31 pm

    Such a rich and inspirational cruise this has been for you both.

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  13. gizzylaw March 22, 2018 / 6:59 pm

    Wonderful words. Just an amazing feeling of vastness. You captured it.

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