For Captain Ahab, a poem by Maciej Pająk (Matthew) at Spillwords.com
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For Captain Ahab

For Captain Ahab

written by: Maciej Pająk (Matthew)

 

Your act is against nature and God
Your heart is made of stones
The whale you want to see in blood
Is huge and white like bones

The smile you had, once in the past
Is lost forever in salty tears
The whale you chase in the ocean vast
Is smart and has no fears

Extremely bold is all your crew
Ishmael, Starbuck and wild harpooners
But when your madness became the truth
They’re no more sailors- they are marooners

Where are you going with wooden leg?
Reverse the ship, still is a chance
The sadness spreads on the ship’s deck
Because of your with Moby dance!

You are not listening- we’ll soon be dead
The ocean ghosts left Pequod’s chest
The self-made coffins, the coming threat
On the sea bottom we’ll have to rest

Maciej Pająk

Maciej Pająk

Maciej Pająk (Matthew) was born in 1978 in Poland. Poet, athlete, globetrotter. A maritime navigator by education. A graduate of Maritime University. Laureate of poetry competitions. He writes in Polish and English. He made his debut in 2018 with a volume entitled "A night so blue" and then he published in 2019 a volume entitled "Blue Hourglass". His works appear in anthologies and magazines. Music has also been created for many poems. Maciej describes his remarkable observations with exceptional sensitivity, sometimes even feminine delicacy from a male point of view. This has a remarkable effect of complexity and ambiguity in how the reader might perceive his poems. Looking into the past, contemplating the future, delight, duty, pride, contemplation of beauty, falling in love. Originality - this is the basic feature of Maciej's poetry.
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