Wandering Albatross

Rising to the mounting wave

spume flecked aeronaut

turns down the trough

increasing speed - up -

krill sandwiches to nowhere

oceanic snacks en route

beating it round the south circular

never stopping shadow of the wind.


Winds of Antarctica

prime movers here, katabatic

off the ice fields

twisting out from the land

churning the rime flecked sea,

centripetal swirl bigger than America

wave set spinnakers roll before

the stinging winds.


Boeing among pelagic birds

jumbo glider, sky shadow

remembering the mariner's guilt,

flying dutchman sails upon the storm

beguiling spirit in perpetual motion,

no almanac

a mystery.