Ishaisms, Poetry, The Pirate and the Damsel series

The Pirate and the Damsel (1)

He was a pirate and she a damsel in distress - rescued from a long lost island and marital duress. An amorous, ardent affair ensued beneath the moonless skies, and through the cover of darkness, even the stars dared not peep their eyes! Morning came and shone like nature's floodlight over their notoriety; gone was… Continue reading The Pirate and the Damsel (1)

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Ishaisms, Poetry

The Boatman and the Murderers

Starless winter night, the cold, dark waters lash outside, as the killers face each other. Blood has had blood, through urges inferior, dark and evil - claiming many sinners. "In this story, there is no winner", says the Boatman, trembling in tears, "We are, both of us, liars and deceivers, so let me go now,… Continue reading The Boatman and the Murderers

Ishaisms, Poetry

The Boatman and the return of the Traveller

Starless winter night, the cold, dark waters, the Boatman comes home in the midnight hour; upon entering senses the presence something sinister, as the faint smell of smoke suggests a late night visitor. Suddenly, he feels a hand upon his shoulder jumping in alarm as he lays eyes on the solitary smoker - though he… Continue reading The Boatman and the return of the Traveller

Ishaisms, Poetry

The Boatman and the Reminder

Starless winter night, the cold dark waters... the Boatman and the silent tales of the harbour... are mere dreams now, that will not cease to recur, even as he embarks on a new life away from the mire leaving behind a fretful ferryman, and a sorry sailor. How stories can change life, he reflects over… Continue reading The Boatman and the Reminder