Ishaisms, Poetry

The Boatman Series (8) – The Boatman and the Preacher

Starless winter night, the cold, dark waters –
the Boatman runs from the formidable harbour,
and finding a little church, does hurriedly enter
to bare his burdened soul to the preacher.

His feet thud on the the rug, haggard and tired
as he cries uttering an incoherent prayer –
afraid of deeds on earth and the retribution in the ether,
desperate for a confession, and in need of a saver…
Unnerved and breathless, he asks, ‘Are you in there, father?
I come unto you – a terrified, afeared rower,
escaping from the very hell hound and hellfire,
haunted by a miser – whom I did murder…’

And from the confessional, in all his incarnadined attire,
steps forward, the spirit, of the miserly Moneylender…

Β© Isha Garg

48 thoughts on “The Boatman Series (8) – The Boatman and the Preacher”

    1. Super elated to read that comment, Drew! The next one is the finale. I’m really glad you found this to be the best yet. Can’t thank you enough!

      A novel has been in the making since quite some time my friend, years before this blog started… A writer’s block rendered it stagnant, but I know the time isn’t far when I’ll pick up pace and get back to it. 😊

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    1. Thank you Sakshi. That means a lot to me! The finale gets posted next, and it’s bittersweet to me.. This has grown close to my heart thanks to readers like you πŸ’›


  1. Next is finale I read!😍 And you are writing a novel too. Okay, so many things altogether.
    1. This series is the best poetry series I ever read. Gripping, intense and unexpectedly dark in a gorgeous way.🌼

    2. Waiting for finale.πŸ’™

    3. All the best for your novel. πŸ™‚

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    1. 1. Elated beyond expression! Thank you so much Sameera πŸ’›β€πŸ˜˜

      2. Hehe, thank you. Hope I’ve done it justice..

      3. Thank you. Lord knows I need all the best wishes I can get πŸ˜›



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