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written by: Dilip Mohapatra



The sea has been lapping
the cables of my anchor
with its saline tongue for years
trying to devour it to its core
but it lives on
undeterred and resolute
surviving the vagaries of weather
though with a thin layer of rust
which like scars left behind
by the wounds that
eventually heal
remind one of strength
and ability to stay on and carry on
and holds onto the shanks
as solidly as ever.

As I weigh my anchors
the cables wound up on the windlass
and give my conning orders
slow ahead both engines
I am ready once again
to set sails to continue on my
endless voyages ad infinitum
Pegasus and Cygnus for company at night
the gulls and albatrosses during day
the heavens revolving past
my steadfast mast
as I go round and round
with the rhythm of the rolls
pitches and yaws
on the spinning carousel that is Earth
chasing horizon after horizon.

Dilip Mohapatra

Dilip Mohapatra

MAY 2017 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
Dilip Mohapatra, a decorated Navy Veteran started writing poems since the seventies. His poems have appeared in many literary journals of repute and anthologies in the English speaking world. Some of his poems appearedin the World Poetry Yearbook, 2013 and 2014 Editions. He has five poetry collections to his credit, ‘A Pinch of Sun & other poems’, ‘Different Shades’, 'Another Look', ‘Flow Infinite’ and 'Taming the Tides', all published by Authorspress India. His non-fiction book titled 'P2P nee Points to Ponder' is a departure from his poetic passion and is a collection of his musings on various managerial, social and life issues.
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