Monday, March 14, 2016

Secrets of the Sea--By Robert L. Hinshaw--United States

Secrets of the Sea

When moonbeams dance upon the placid sea,
When billowing waves seethe endlessly,
I ponder what secrets the sea might yield,
Should its ageless mysteries be revealed!

Are there unknown monsters lurking in the deep?
Might it divulge where ancient mariners sleep?
Where rest fleets of sailing ships with holds of gold?
Are there seething volcanoes, disasters to unfold?

Where lie armadas sunk in conflict due to mankind's folly,
Sunk in mighty battles with cannons' fearsome volley?
Although the inscrutable sea will not confide in me,
I can still meditate upon closely held secrets of the sea.

Robert L. Hinshaw served 30 years in the Air Force retiring in 1978 in the grade of Chief Master Sergeant. He began writing poetry in 2002 at age 72 and has composed over 1100 poems.


  1. Great to meet you Robert - we have a lot in common...

  2. The sea is a bountiful topic, Robert, you have plucked a ripe fruit....

  3. I ponder those secrets as well. Love watching the sea, its changes of rhythm, of color, of mood. Thank you for posting, Robert.

  4. Robert thank you for sharing your talent in the well written ponderings on the secrets of the sea. Right off the bat I enjoyed the visual of the dancing moonbeams. Great write.

  5. remarkable poetry comes out of the veteran mariner's wondering heart.

  6. love this thought provoking write, Bob