Friday, November 16, 2012

Bessie's Bones



image borrowed from google


Bessie’s Bones

Hurricane Sandy
was a behemoth bitch
that mated
with an Arctic brute
and broke the back
of a dozen states,
yet--

it also exposed
the Bessie White,
a 90 year old
four-masted schooner

on a beach
on Fire Island,
between Skunk Hollow
and Whalehouse Point.

Look fast,
for the sea
shall rebury it
soon. 

Glenn Buttkus

November 2012

Posted over on G-Man's Flash 55

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10 comments:

manicddaily said...

Amazing. k.

ReBelle said...

Oh, what a beauty still. Thanks for sharing this.

Gee, there are a few ways I could interpret this picture your fine words have highlighted. I'll take the high road.

Brian Miller said...

that is one very cool thing about storms is what they turn up...and yes, it will eventually rebury as well....i am pretty sure the last storm they found some large civil war ship if i am not mistaken...

Mama Zen said...

How cool!

Anonymous said...

Excellent

G-Man said...

Glenn...
I knew this sort of thing would happen, this was the first I heard of something being unburied..Thanks
Great post brother.
Loved your discovering 55
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Natasha Head said...

Awesome write and out of the chaos that was Sandy...a fantastic discovery...and but a short time to take advantage of the wears before the bones return to the locker...loved this one Glenn! The image is equally fascinating!

Lucy Westenra said...

Very interesting and very well expressed.

Cherry Jensen said...

Good take on a fascinating find, Glenn. I saw a photo of the ship taken before it went down - gorgeous vessel.

Margaret said...

You outdid yourself! I loved this 55.