Wide wild sea

von Norbert Rath

When the weather gets rough and a bitter storm blows
unimpeded across the wide sea,
you experience moments when nobody knows
where the beginning or end of the sky used to be.

The waves reach up at the sky and tower
above deep holes where boats can sink
and where the water shows its power
and can destroy you in a wink.

By tossing and turning the sea whips up spume
and spray is blown high in the air.
Stuck in this whirlwind you are right to assume
that the balance of power is not at all fair.

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