Friday, December 14, 2012

Another Poem

Today I share one more poem written by Vernon Ward. It is not exactly about Ocracoke, but it does have a nautical theme.

Silver Night

A silver ship in a silver sea,
And hardly a stir at all,
A drooping sail and an idle wheel
And a lazy lift and fall,
The hot air of a heavy night
And a song for you and me:
No silver night is idle, Lad,
When we are off at sea.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the day Charles Lindbergh landed at Ocracoke. You can read it here:


  1. Great poem and reminds me of a few sails I've had with my daughter sun bathing on the fore deck in the midst of a race. It was sssllllooooww!

  2. This is interesting I didn't know about this until the moment I got to know this blog post of yours over here. And I got a question for you. Do you have any valuable information on how to defend your posts from being used without you knowing it?

    1. S. Young, I do not. For the most part my posts are about Ocracoke Island. Local publications sometimes use my articles (either from the Ocracoke Journal or my Ocracoke Newsletter), but they always ask permission first. And I am happy to share my research and stories locally. To my knowledge, the poem above had never been published before I posted it (a neighbor shared it with me from a sheaf of typed pages), but I may be wrong.