From crush and sea back up to lip I watch for thee And thy great ship Where flying failed while thee yet whaled Harpoon too soon The leap reversed The boy won't think Maybe 'tis cursed but yet won't sink And still ye sail after the whale Search out for spout Twig fingers at the window sill an old wharf rat awaiting still the boys that sail after the whale How fast now past
© Stephen W. Buchanan 2016. Grant Hayes lines used used with permission from the author.
An extra post on a Tuesday because today (23 May 2023) is the seventh anniversary of the invention of the ha’sonnet form created by Grant Hayes and Michael “MHenry” H. Lester in RhymeZone poetry forum in 2016. This poem was the first ha’sonnet string and came out of the lines of the non-rhyming ha’sonnet “From crush and sea (Ha’sonnet?)” by Grant Hayes (that unfortunately he has since deleted). In the comments about his poem Grant said he would have to work on rhyming, which I saw as a challenge and wrote this, using the seven lines of his ha’sonnet. Because he deleted his poem I’m not 100% sure which seven lines were originally his and where they are in my poem. Enjoy!
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