Thursday, December 1, 2016

Adrift On an Amber Sea--By Lin Lane--United States

Adrift On an Amber Sea

In quest to find respite and solitude
I drift on the light of an amber sea
It's there I pray in words of gratitude
for a life that's blessed with serenity

Riding on waves where only peace prevails
gently lulled to sleep by swells as they crest
Tropic winds flirt with my billowing sails
I dream of feasting as Poseidon's guest

This peaceful voyage calms my heart and fears
Quiets the distress I've felt in the past
There's never a threat I will spill sad tears
while my anchor of burdens is not cast

I shall sail upon this sea in my heart
without the need for a compass or chart

Lin Lane is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. She's been writing poetry since her teen years and majored in Literature in college. As an editor, she's been inspired by many of her clients' manuscripts, which has led her to share her poetry with others. She hopes that her poetry is enjoyed by many of you.


  1. lovely - especially love the Poseidon's guest line

  2. Lin,
    A lovely sonnet. I liked it a lot!
    Yours truly,
    David Fox

  3. Dear Lin,
    I echo praise for this lovely sonnet which invites the reader to enjoy the sea in amber light.
    Thank you.

  4. Awesome poem, Lin. I really love the opening lines. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  5. Such a peaceful, comforting poem - the perfect antidote to your "anchor of burdens," words I won't soon forgot.
    Jim Keane