in a Blank Verse Sonnet
|For years, he hauled the lines and hoisted sails,
as barque delivered goods around Cape Horn
against the mighty storms which blew their way
and brought such monstrous seas and screeching winds.
Recalling backyard fun with family,
before the wanderlust besieged his heart,
he thought about the smell of fresh-cut grass
and children's laughter striking joyful chord,
but ocean salt was coursing through his veins,
which kept him married to the sailor's life,
no matter how he longed to find relief
amid the fragrant flower beds of youth.
Today, he went to final resting place
and joined the whales and sharks in Neptune's realm.
1. A Blank Verse Sonnet is simply a sonnet of 14 lines written in iambic pentameter without the rhyming, as described and demonstrated in the following link: http://www.shakespeare-online.com/sonnets/sonnetstyle.html .
2. The barque was a relatively smaller sailing ship used for commercial transport, as described in the following link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barque .
3. Cape Horn: http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Cape_Horn .
4. Neptune: https://www.windows2universe.org/mythology/Definitions_gods/Neptune_def.html .