Saturday, July 13, 2019

Kit Kelen #1290 - midnight sun at sea

midnight sun at sea
11. vii.19
on the Huirtigruten’s MS Richard With
Svolvær (Lofoten) and onto the Norway Mainland

The sun was shining on the sea,
It made the billows bright,
And this was odd, because it was
The middle of the night.
        Lewis Carroll

aboard and in pyjamas
now we have 360°
waving shores smell fish

up all night first time for years
for this beyond romantic

slow coasts in a shining sea

it’s all for up the cliffs go trolls
where they turn the boat around
in nothing heights of stone

we of the underwisp
called to cloud
among mountains

some falls were frozen
some falls fell
and all blur beside rose
where the ice once went

islands and inlets
farms, boats further than lost

all of us here are through the snapped narrows
ample in our proofs

first come so far was young Pytheas
now the ancients have come to bucket this too

midnight on deck
moment seared into seeing

the pinking dip
and up sun daisy
call it day again

all of the hours are in this one

call the planets wanderers?
our sun here’s on quite a trek

you see it shifting sideways
all the slow horizon
it’s simply to tell that the world is wide

morning, so to say, dozes with fog
an hour of breakfast still

come through Pillars of Hercules

which of us
will be so remembered
from a text forever lost?

lesser tourists, lower down
are waving back to me

having left the trollfjord
and fishburger island
green all snows
for the open

how many cameras will fall overboard?
that’s luck in a wishing sea

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