Posts tagged ‘ocean’

June 24, 2018

Meet Again Where the Boardwalk Begins

by S Francis

This moment twists in on itself
A cruel freak show contortionist
Who stares agape, tear-carved
Deltas from his made up eyes.

If only it would twist into a pretzel
With lots of salt
That we’d eat with mustard.
Two kids on a boardwalk,

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May 28, 2018

The Soothing Sea

by Jem Croucher

I have lost count the number
of poems I have written
about the sea in Sussex
as really, I am smitten
So, if I only wrote of water
would you think less of me?
for really, if the truth be told
it’s best beside the sea

I can sit here hour on hour
beside the soothing waves
and gaze out at its fathoms
on sultry summer days
For me it’s inspiration
of it I’ll never tire
It prompts my words and writing
and builds in me a fire

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May 14, 2018

Woman At The Jetty

by Renwick Berchild

A blueberry scarf
is the ring of her neck, a promise
to remain warm when clutched by the chills of love – it’s enough.
Enough to block the ravaging eyes, keep her head
snug and rooted on her shoulders,
keep her mouth speaking foreign languages
and her ears keen.

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April 9, 2018

Serves me well

by Jem Croucher

The ocean’s pull grabs me again
draws me to its windswept shore
and breathing deep the salty air
I take it in for more and more

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April 3, 2018

Ebb and flow

by Jem Croucher

As waters come and go
and change with passing tide
and ebb and flow and flow and ebb
across the oceans wide

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February 7, 2018

HAIKU: NO WATER TO DRINK

by thereluctantpoet

SHIP IN DEAD CALM
By Charles Robert Lindholm

Lost On A Desert

On A Surface Wet And Blue

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December 6, 2017

Lunar Sea

by Renwick Berchild

So are the seas, bright even in this darkness,
Bright like eyes, who’ve not succumb to death,
With lights still inside, peering from the soul;
This is the ocean, and I linger by her, a ghost.

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October 24, 2017

Ocean of Everything

by Jem Croucher

3 of 3 in the Jemverse ‘Ocean’ trilogy

It’s the ocean of everything
I know and hold dear
And I’m part of its essence
That much remains clear

But explaining just why
is a difficult thing
There are words and a voice
and a mystery to bring

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October 23, 2017

Ocean of Senses

by Jem Croucher

2 of 3 in the Jemverse ‘Ocean’ trilogy

Sensory perception
a fragrance on the breeze
Carried in the air across
the wild and raging seas
Heard and felt and witnessed
in my blood and in my bones
Appealing to my senses
and a love I’ve always known

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October 22, 2017

Ocean of Me

by Jem Croucher

1 of 3 in the Jemverse ‘Ocean’ trilogy

A whisper carried on the breeze
heard across the air
Like an echo over many years
of me still walking there

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September 21, 2017

Sea Lane Surfers

by Jem Croucher

By afternoon the wind was up
And the tide was really high
So we drove down to Goring
To watch the surfers fly
Sitting in the cafe there
With a coffee on the side
We had a perfect view
Of the rough and surging tide

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September 17, 2017

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by dokurtybitz

A continuous moaning crash
Watching herds of white horses

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August 20, 2017

At Sea

by Jem Croucher

‘At Sea’ – 2 0f 20 in ‘The Aegean Shores’ series

Slumber with the engine’s thrum
through decks one to five
Come morning though, the sunshine
makes us come alive

Streaming through our window
across a deep blue sea
This borders on perfection
for my soulmate, Sal, and me

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June 12, 2017

Sensing the Sea

by Abigail Gronway

She gazed upon the backdrop, bright
With hues of sky-blue-pink,
And wandered, hardly knowing quite

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May 23, 2017

Change

by Angela Umphers Rueger

The ocean’s waves come quietly ashore,
Then disappear as quickly as they came.
No matter what the sand was like before,
When water leaves, it’s never quite the same.

May 18, 2017

Allure

by Jem Croucher

The allure of the ocean
calls often to me
whenever I’m taken
away from the sea
So I have to return
as one does for a friend
as its magic and beauty
has no limit or end

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April 1, 2017

sea anemones

by braveandrecklessblog

taste of sea

in your mouth

when

tongues

mingle

explore

your ear a

conch shell

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February 10, 2017

The song of every ocean

by Jem Croucher

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I know you’ve probably heard this
many times before
And the last thing that I want
is for it to be a bore

But the song I hear each morning
at the beginning of a day
Is something I must shout about
in each and every way

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February 7, 2017

Down to the sea

by Jem Croucher

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Finished my work
wandered down to the sea
the freshening breeze
appealing to me
Watched the waves crash
there on the beach
above the tideline
and just out of reach

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January 11, 2017

Waters Edge

by Jem Croucher

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The lapping sea
The water cold
The breakwater
The very old
The ocean song
The greying sky
The water sound
The seagull cry

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December 26, 2016

Close to the sea

by Jem Croucher

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The joy of a home
that is so
close to the sea

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December 7, 2016

Like a wave

by Jem Croucher

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Sometime a whisper
or maybe a shout
Occasionally quiet
but mostly a lout
Always moving
restless, unstill
Rising and breaking
and crashing at will

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December 1, 2016

Majesty – Sedoka

by Jem Croucher

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Water like mountains
Incessant the ocean waves
with malevolent power

Yet there’s beauty here
The majesty of the sea
respectfully revered

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November 12, 2016

The long mile – tanka

by Jem Croucher

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I walk the long mile
the sea sings her songs to me
and I am at peace
In this place my heart and soul
with the ocean are as one

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November 1, 2016

To the sea – haiku

by Jem Croucher

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To the sea once more
for a battery recharge
Breathes life into me

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October 30, 2016

Waves & Laughter – haiku

by Jem Croucher

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The bigger the waves
the louder my shout becomes
Laughing on the shore

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October 28, 2016

Nightbeach

by Jem Croucher

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Cast in yellow pools of light
night shadows on the beach
Wooden breakwaters stand tall
robust against the Reach
Mysterious, the water calls
quietly from the shore
as lapping waves just out of sight
return again once more

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October 24, 2016

The Pacific

by Renwick Berchild

Heave, and brace: how one tethers the moon with lash and love.
The midnight’s gown drops down around,
but the ocean, she will not be sheltered – those stars must be held,
the watery bosom pulling heaven out.

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