Ishaisms, Reflections, The Boatman Series

A note to my dear reader on The Boatman Series…

Dear reader, I remember it was somewhere around February this year, the second month of my blogging journey, that someone I know had remarked on the number of posts I had been putting up on Ishaisms! "What if you run out of all your written works and are left with nothing one day?" was the… Continue reading A note to my dear reader on The Boatman Series…

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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 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… Continue reading The Boatman and the Preacher

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