Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sea Senses

Poetry Jam today would have us think of the sea and write about it.  I have so, so many ocean poems.  It's my favorite place to be, smell, see, taste, feel, hear.  I wrote a new one for today, though.  So one more for my collection...


Sea Senses

The day I moved away inland
I heard its hissing cries
Of angry, sad and crashing waves;
I saw its lowery eyes.

Time passed and one day I awoke,
I heard it calling me,
Wailing, whining, pleading,
"O, please, come back to sea!"
Miles before it came in view,
I smelled its salty tears;
It missed me while I'd lived away
For, oh, those many years!
Sand in my shoes, I tossed them
And sprinted up the dune;
Those smells and sounds meant
It was near, I'd see it very soon!
Atop the crest the vision
Spreading out so wide
I could not see it all at once
My eyes scanned side to side
The water gleamed before me
With twinkly eyes of blue;
Rolling fingers beckoned me
To taste its salty brew.
I tumbled down the bank of sand,
Across its beach I raced,
And dove into its watery arms -
Its cold as ice embrace.
I watched as waves swept up the beach
My footprints to erase
Home at last, home by the sea
I've found my resting place.

As I communed with water
I heard the voice of sea
Whispering, crooning, singing,
"I knew you'd come back to me!"

©2014, Donna JT Smith




15 comments:

  1. You and the sea both sound joyous at your return! Lots of feeling comes through in this poem. I like the photos as well. Thanks for posting at Poetry Jam.

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  2. "Across its beach I raced, / And dove into its watery arms -"...ah what a delightful moment you've sketched Donna...love its voice too...

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  3. How wonderful to have such a deep connection with the sea! And how lucky you are to live by the sea now. Before writing for this prompt I realized I had written numerous poems where the sea was present too.

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  4. Luv this relationship with the sea, have a good Wednesday

    Much love...

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  5. Donna this is beautiful. It flows perfectly like the waves of the sea. I love it!

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  6. Donna, I think one has seen the sea, it always calls you back. And after being away for a while, such a joy it is to return. Love the idea of communing with water.

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  7. I love this! Brought back wonderful memories of cresting that hill, smelling the sea and knowing soon I'd be sprinting in the sand and splashing about :-)

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  8. You are singing my song exactly. I lived ten glorious years by the sea, mourned it every day since I moved away and it has been calling me back ever since........

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  9. THis


    This really sings of love you can taste the passion, great emotion and feeling.


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  10. Oh this is so-o-o good. I have goosebumps. The sea does call to one - I know. So happy for you, that you were able to find your way back to your resting place.

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  11. I can identify with this poem. The sea does become part of you when you grow up by the sea.

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  12. wonderful poem, one you love calls you back when you are away

    See The Sea

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  13. Ah, coming back to those we love is always so special! Lovely write, Donna.

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