Tuesday, August 11, 2015

unknown land--By jani johe webster--(In Memory-May 2013)--United States

unknown land

there are waves
coming endlessly
against the coral reefs
being shelled
with mysteries
that only the sea can know

and the tall hopes
coming bravely
like daring seafarers
to an unknown land

that only you can know

When the Tall Ships came to Lake Ontario when I was young, my mother and I walked down to watch the majestic vessel sailing proudly toward us. Later, she translated her experience of this vision into this poem, where the Tall Ships are symbolic of the tall hopes that move courageously through our lives, guiding us to a beautiful unknown part of ourselves. -- Nila J. Webster


  1. This is a majestic write. I surely enjoyed reading this delightful poem this morning. You have written a magnificent piece, great work,


  2. A wonderful poem. So pleasant to read. Good wishes, Chris~

  3. Hello Nila. Thank you for sharing another one of your precious mom's poems. This is a picture-perfect poem that personally speaks to me. As a child, my father was in the Navy and I remember when one of the huge ships he worked on would come and dock in the St. Joe River in St. Joseph, MI. This brings back memories. Continued blessings to you!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

  4. Nila,
    Thanks for sharing another one of your mother's great poems!
    Your friend,
    David Fox

  5. Such a lovely poem that draws you in.
    Kind regards,