SpineOut : February 2014
44 diverse verses IRREGULAR ODE ISSUE 21 // FEBRUARY - MARCH 2014 home // rad reviews // reporter of the month // diverse verses // more rad reviews // inked out // even more rad reviews // the final frontier Some days are calm and quiet, The water barely ripples, It feels peaceful and welcoming. But then there are days like today, Where the wind howls and screams, And thunder roars, And the lightning blazes, As tears fall from the heavens, Into foaming, raging sea, Yelling back to the untamed sky, Thrashing on the rocks, Spraying and tumbling and turning. But in the end, they settle their differences, And become at one again. Looking out across the sea ever so vast, It seems so wild and swirling, A sailboat hoists sails up its mast, While the waves are slowly curling, The birds swoop down to the sea, They do their best to catch their prey, The towering ships leave the quay, As they push through the unruly spray, An old man is fishing on the dock, Patient as a rock, he waits, Children on the beach are splashing in the waves, While the older kids explore the deep caves, And as I stare from the hill high above, I can’t wait to run down to the place I love. Another awesome fact about me ... I CAN'T VOMIT. That’s cool hey? I must leave the sea, Summer has come to an end, I’m no longer free POETS’ CORNER Blue Crystal Inviting Calling to me I dive in and feel the cool water flow TETRACTYS HAIKU >> CLARE - age 16, The Friends' School TAS. Obviously she loves the sea ... No I can’t That’s what I said, but everyone said “Yeah go ahead.” Took me quite a long time But I got through Yes I conquered my fear, now I’m loving it here. Felt so proud Cheers in the crowd So cool I said “Let’s go again.” The beginning was all self-doubt The finale was a victory shout. GOING DOWN >> SABINA, Age 13, Hamilton Senior High School, Hamilton Hill WA This is a poem inspired by my fear of heights. It's about feeling like you can't do it and being afraid. But then people start cheering, which gives you self-confidence and you aren't afraid anymore.