Ferry

Smoky tendrils reach out to sunlit waters
As Baltic sea mist creeps to Helsinki
Coming to market for Cloud berries perhaps
Ferries leave Market Square and slowly disappear
Once at our island destination
(A cold journey with no sights to see)
The jetty is disembodied
Fragmentary in fog
Walking reveals low rocky terrain
Suddenly a sunlit beach
From where we watch
A second larger island slowly appear
On a journey out of the haze

Copyright © 2017 Kim Whysall-Hammond

8 thoughts on “Ferry

  1. I like these Helsinki poems Kim – they’re quietly beautiful, as is the Baltic. I’ve been to Helsinki and Tallin a couple of times both in winter and summer. In fact I’ve a Helsinki winter poem of my own in my forthcoming book, Shimmering Horizons, although to be frank the city is the backdrop for the poem. Do post some more if you have them.

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