I wrote this poem in spring of 2013 after visiting Dilek Peninsula National Park in Turkey. I was working in nearby Izmir at the time, and some of my work friends and I took a weekend trip to this gorgeous park jutting out into the Aegean Sea. We hiked along the peninsula and waded through the shallow waters of the Great Menderes Delta, where I came across this striking image: abandoned anchors sticking out of the sand.The following is a fixed form poem, a Shakespearean sonnet, about that intriguing image.
these algae-covered ropes point out to sea.
first published in:Edge. Tahoe Writers Works. Vol. 10. Dec. 2016. Print.