100 Poems by Ted Goodell

In celebration of Ted’s 100th posted poem, we are re-posting one of his personal favorites.

In the Shadow of the Shiloh (to Tony D.)

Along with these 100 poems, we are also celebrating 4 years of Ted’s poetry blog! I can’t wait to see the poetry of 2019.  Happy New Year Dad!

 

(to Tony D.)

I sailed on The Shiloh

To the Persian Gulf.

Now, in the shadow of The Shilo,

I see myself;

A retrospective view

Of where I stood on watch,

Leaning into the surf

Watching a distant horizon

Bringing me back

To where I stand today;

On a different watch

My future self,

Arising like a golden dawn,

Shedding the past

In the shadow of The Shiloh

 

Ted Goodell

1994

 

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One thought on “100 Poems by Ted Goodell

  1. Happy Anniversary and Happy New Year! Thanks for ringing in 2019 with one of my favorites: In the Shadow of the Shiloh. It’s a perfect poem for reflecting on the old and looking ahead towards a new year. Funny that was the poem he selected and the timing in which it got posted. Perfection!

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