Thursday, September 22, 2016

Reunion--By John Polselli--United States


The sea was like the bulging hills enwrapped
     in mist that curled against the feral reefs,
          upon whose jagged ribs the whitecaps rang.
A tranquil strain of hopefulness, entrapped
     within the ambiance and depthless griefs
          the brine withheld, a forlorn mermaid sang.

Then wringing her fair hands with bated breath,
     she spied the schooner, far, with glad relief
          and towards her lover, from the shoal, she sprang,
avowing her devotion until death’s
                                     last pang.

John Polselli’s poetry has been published in many literary journals and is the recipient of several Editor’s Choice Awards.  As a poet, John enjoys composing in all traditional forms including free verse as well as inventing his own.


  1. WOW! How beautiful. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us here on Whispers.

  2. Dear Charlene--Thank you for these beautiful thoughts on John's poem. I will send them to him.

    Dear John--What a joy to be able to share the gift of words. Thank you for your ongoing support and encouragement.

    Blessings to both of you,