Venus and the Sailor

© Salvador Dali Venus and the sailor

Is she there to tease his senses
drive him crazy as he sails
the celibate salty seas.

Venus Goddess of love or, of torment.

Are you the dream he longs for
does he really hold a woman
in his hand

Which is the smooth operator
and anyway

My mother used to say:
‘Never marry a sailor’
(not that I ever would)
when asked why she’d simply reply
‘Because they usually have
a girl in every port.’

I wonder.


© Daydreamertoo           *All rights reserved

Shared with Magpie Tales #135


Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada and design custom made candles

23 thoughts on “Venus and the Sailor”

  1. “the celibate salty seas.”
    “Are you the dream he longs for
    does he really hold a woman
    in his hand

    “Which is the smooth operator”

    To answer those would give a way the “I wonder”!!

  2. Mother might have been right. But, maybe in this picture Venus held him tight. well , done

  3. mans got a keep warm you know…and that far from home who will know…but then again, the fates have a way of messing that up…i think it probably happened to many….

  4. Oh that temptress Venus paying back for the sailor’s roving eye! I just love the idea of celibate salty seas. I have a friend who works on cruise ships; he may see it differently:)

  5. Yes, every mother believes so! After all what to expect on shore leave upon leaving the celibate salty seas? Nicely Bren!

Comments are closed.