Morning After the Storm

RC deWinter

Fairfield, United States

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© 2015 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
La Regina della Rocce
As king and queen we ruled a rocky shore;
the sea below, its ever-restless waves
an unforgiving spume, at constant war
with shells and sand and long-lost sailors’ graves.
My lord and master ever was away,
bloodsport of battle was his chosen life.
How many times I begged him here to stay,
how many times refused; he lived for strife.
Keep watch I would along the rocky ledge
for his red lantern shining on the quay.
Alas! One stormy night I missed the edge
and plummeted into the hungry sea.
Now from the grave I tell my sorry tale,
No more my king’s return will I surveil.

© 2015 RC deWinter
Although the seascape depicted here is the Bass Strait
at Smith’s Beach on Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia, the
sonnet was inspired by Lo Scoglio della Regina, an
Italian folk tale from Calabria. You can read it and other
Italian legends of the sea “here”;http://www.swide.com/art-culture/italian-myths-...

Digital oils from an original photograph shot in November 2014.
Tech specs: Photoshop, DAP, Akvis Oils

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