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SEA Currents: SSV Robert C. Seamans
November 24, 2017
Poem for C-Watch
South of the sun
Course & Speed
Full and by, faster than a pteropod, slower than an albatross
Stable high persists
at night we sail 'cross a mountainous seat
elusive sea dragon in plankton tow
all silver blue frills and lace spreading feet
a nudibranch clinging o'er depths below
Magellanic Clouds hover over our ship
sky neighbors splashing by billions of stars
as dolphins by pod do frivolous flip
celestial glow spilled from mystery jars
our stays'ls are drawing, our mains'l full
on white canvas wings our miles twirl by
with Bernouli's force 'cross the oceans pulled
we tally by Taffrail the miles we fly
so many wonders to open our eyes,
from surface sea sparkles to fore and aft guys.
Happy birthday to my incredible sister, the real poet in the family. Much love to all the friends and fam back home.