God of sea and storms.
Bad-tempered, moody, greedy –
vengeful when he’s wronged.
drawing straws to rule the seas.
Praying for safety,
sailors begging smooth passage;
were sometimes obliged.
Trident: three strong spear,
striking ground – an ‘earthshaker.’
Most fearsome power.
Alas, no match for
modern times; swamped by progress.
Ocean’s heart, no more.
By Sarah ©2017
Prompt: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Photo Challenge #190; and also, Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt, Challenge #177 – strong and heart