Maidens of the Sea.......

Amid the din of sea sounds I find
visions brightly colored in purity
arriving in a aura of color
an umbrella
and towels
little children squealing at her flanks
a beach bag
and a novel

A passing smile and words
"yes , its a glorious day "
My thoughts go to her golden tones
and linger at the
visions of applying her lotion
and hold there fo
long moments

Busying herself with the children
and the blankets .......a hand to block
the sun as she searches for
familiar dangers
Aiden by the rocks searching for shells
Anna laughing at the
running plovers She quickly
sets up the umbrella
for shade

And just as easily she lowers her
skirt to reveal her pale
thighs and pulls her
hair into a knot to
tone her neckline and just
as miniscule beads of afternoon
sundrops form on her
shoulder blades
she dozes

Does she dream of fishermen pulling
nets or of a lone sailer
tacking in the fullest breeze
Ahh her dreams and sighs
I wish I could see into
her mind
my maiden of the sea

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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota

This brought such lovely images of the beach. I have always loved your style of writing. I was taken away to such a magical place where the maiden dreams...


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Mama Kim 8 4 years ago

I love this poem. It easily creates beautiful visuals, good job!! voted up and shared


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Minnetonka Twin , Thank you ! , Being a man of little impulse control , I often have let my imagination wander to places it probably should not ..........:-}


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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

This conjures up such lovely images of the beach on warm summer days that can be idled away so pleasantly.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is soo beautiful and typical of a Mother's protection, of course you might notice her beauty, it's only natural..


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota

Well it sure makes for good reading. Keep it coming my friend.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Could just see that shimmering sea and golden sand and made me think of mermaids.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Mam Kim, thank you , it is the visuals that I see first . I have read that poeyry writing is picking an object , just one and write on ! ....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Blossom ! Hello , yes , what a perfect vision ,beauty all around and the thought of a woman too!lol.......:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Always ! Hi , Yes God gives us a beutiful, picture perfect day and sets a womans beauty in the center of the view ! He's good !....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Gypsy Rose , For me , you are all mermaids of the sea! But there is nothing as perfect as a woman at the shore ! ......:-}


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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Sounds like a dream sequence, wonderful images.


Marina Lester 4 years ago

Beautiful, very visual in capturing a magic in something which may seem unspectacular. You are able to see and give us more than a common eye because you view the world through your heart. Quite the man, and we all thank you for it.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Xstatic , As below you.... Marina Lester is an angel of the sea ! Have you read her poetry ? Shes amazing ! Thank you sir!


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Marina , my dear girl - I love seeing you here ! You are such a prolific writer , Is that it , Through my heart? Thank you sweet girl , I really hope life is great for you !


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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

I went to read Marina and agree completely.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Xstatic ,I just published a hub about marina ! Isn't she a wicked writer . Thank you sir , some of us are just writing .....but among us are true writers !

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