Doldrums

Colloquially:
a state of inactivity, mild depression, listlessness, or stagnation.
Dold (stupid) plus –rums (a suffix as in tant-rums).
Wikipedia

All at sea
in a pea green boat:
let’s just hope
it’ll stay afloat.

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When winds don’t blow
and Doll Drums roll,
pray sea-urchins
won’t devour your soul.

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If you feel some wind
but the flags won’t fly
watch Admiral Brown
as he passes by.

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Take this friendly
advice from me:
“Sit at your desk
and never go to sea.”

And if you really
want to see the sea,
just watch it on a movie
on your home TV.

“As idle as a painted ship
upon a painted ocean.”

The Ancient Mariner
S. T. Coleridge.

8 thoughts on “Doldrums

  1. Hey, R: I quite enjoyed this one, about the Doldrums. See you Tuesday, I hope. Chuck

    On Sat, May 14, 2016 at 9:27 AM, rogermoorepoetdotcom wrote:

    > rogermoorepoet posted: “Colloquially: a state of inactivity, mild > depression, listlessness, or stagnation. Dold (stupid) plus -rums (a suffix > as in tant-rums). Wikipedia All at sea in a pea green boat: let’s all hope > it’ll stay afloat. When the winds won’t blow and the Doll Dr” >

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