To make a long voyage in a small boat
was a quest of mine for many years;
spurred by Slocum, Guzzwell, Chichester and Johnson
I planned my trips to Nova Scotia and beyond.
Though some small sailing adventures I’ve had,
I’ve never left the shore very far behind
and never saw a distant shadow on
the horizon become the outline of a new land.
But the image still appeals to me as I
sit on the heights at Stage Fort Park
and listen to the sea as a solitary
sailor makes his voyage across the harbor.
© Marty Luster 2012