I need to NaPo this morning else I will not have time to NaPo today, so I thought I’d return to the sea shanty prompt and see what I could get from it.
Because I’m a magpie writer I’ve stolen phrases from a website of sea shanties. I’ve linked each shanty to the phrase so you can see where I got it from if you are so inclined.
Dead men tell no tales, but their wives do
They chatter in shops, in homes, in streets
They know the ocean is broad, and long and deep
In it’s huge clasp their husbands sleep
they cluck and cluster and moan and mourn
the weathercock crows on the roofs at morn
pointing the wind up, north east, north west
I lock my heart into a chest
stow away your secrets, your truths and lies
stow it where the anchor strives
so it’ll go down and take your heart
where the seaweed flows and the fishes dart
And if you tell tales, tell them to the wives
they’ll knead them, wash them and hang them to dry
you’ll watch your dirty laundry wave itself clean
Like a flag on a ship that’s never been seen.
P.S More prompts here.
Sea Shanty’s and takes on the shanty:
NaPoWriMo 2013: Day 3 (www.stephpikepoet.wordpress.com)
Day Four: Sea Shambles (www.martinvosperwrites.wordpress.com)
DAY THREE NAPOWRIMO: not a sea shanty but sea like. (www.mostlynocturnalscribbler.wordpress.com)
NaPoWriMo Day 3. (www.sarahmillerwhowriteswords.wordpress.com)
April 4th (www.cathynapowrimo2013.blogspot.co.uk)