Flying with a Sail (for possible new collection)
by Douglas Gilbert
Let some enchanted song sing
to a jib in fickle calm seas and
dare a Londonderry aire to blow.
Soon there will be a friend who
hums in the wake of your breath, and
blows on you with a flying note of love.
The dear lady comes with perfume
on board the sailing ship and
your sailing heart tacks in the wind.