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    dots Submission Name: Echoes Round The Harbordots
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    Author: Ron Cole
    Elite Ratio:    3.95 - 2383/1715/240
    Words: 88
    Class/Type: Poetry/Nostalgia
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       This was written for a dear friend who has a seaside apartment in Scotland, and who drifts off to sleep each night to the hollow echoes of ships horns from the nearby harbor.


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    dotsEchoes Round The Harbordots
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    A tone that's so familiar
    trumpets in the night,
    and echoes round the Harbor
    warning all the ships in sight.

    A sturdy ninety footer
    seeks the right-of-way,
    heading north from out the Harbor
    before the light of day

    Haluuuuu, its horn gives warning
    round the head and down the way,
    haluuuu... resolutely echoes
    up the hills around the Bay.

    And, dreaming on her pillow,
    she hears the mellow tones;
    she smiles because the echoes
    remind her that she's home.

    Ron Cole
    July 2010




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      Happy Memorial Day Ron! How fitting for our fleets of mariners today and in days gone by!

    I work a lot in marine markets now and greatly appreciate the dedication of all out to sea ~*~ ~~~

    Love, Peace, Joy, Abundance, Beauty & Prosperous Healthy Smiles to Share ;-) ;-) ;-)
    | Posted on 2011-05-30 00:00:00 | by Epiphany | [ Reply to This ]
      I'vw been to California, never saw the Pacific, to Louisiana and not seen the Atlantic, so this trip to a sea side port was a new experience for me. I did stand on a small dock at LAKE PLEASENT once.

    Very good my friend, thank you.
    | Posted on 2011-04-17 00:00:00 | by DUSTYTU | [ Reply to This ]
      Personally large bodies of water petrify the crud out of me, but this almost makes me long for salt on the airthe constant buzz of action that surrounds an active port. It lacks a litte in passion, but has an ease of comfort to it, I like that it was written for a friend, but the best works are written for yourself. This is a lovely poem, in time with the cadence of sailors bustling around their vessel and ships pulling into port.
    | Posted on 2010-10-10 00:00:00 | by blu_kittin | [ Reply to This ]
      I'm thrilled you posted this one!!
    Wonderful words, Ron...It's a stunning poem.
    Describes it all so well, I really do feel home when i hear the horns...an eerie sound late at night, but beautiful at the same time :)
    I love this one!!
    Thank you so much!
    xxx
    | Posted on 2010-09-19 00:00:00 | by whirl | [ Reply to This ]
      this is excellent, superb, wonderful and absolutely dream-inducing stuff here! This is classic work Ron, of the type we don't often see anymore. I loved, this, absolutely loved it! Great work my friend--one of your best!!! (poems like this are so often over-written, they are TOO much... less is always more in poetry, and you have proved it with this gem!!)
    | Posted on 2010-08-30 00:00:00 | by Algol46 | [ Reply to This ]
      This reminds me of a song we'd sing at girl scout camp called "Barges". Having grown up in a suburban subdivision, that song (and camp canoe trips) were the closest things to nautical culture that I enjoyed growing up.
    So, I really can't relate to a harbor being home, but I can relate to a sound being so uniquely a part of home that it can be recognized by the sleeping mind as a call of 'welcome home'.
    A charming write, Ron!
    Thanks for sharing it.
    | Posted on 2010-08-29 00:00:00 | by latentlylyrical | [ Reply to This ]


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