Inspired by the Sea

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The waves sing a loud roar

The wind blows fierce

The sand runs with the wind to the dunes

Is it true that this is the tranquil beach of yesterday?

In the depth and heart of the sea resides calm


Today is not a day of calm

Today is a day of action

Listen to its constant roar

What does it speak? It calls

The water calls to the land


Can the land answer it's calls?

Solid and secure the land listens

No minute to rest to the constant calls

Allow the sea to speak this day

The sea gulls talk about the storm and the waves crash louder


This would be some surfers delight no doubt

The kite-boarders fly as they harness the mighty power of wind and booming waves

Beach combers search the the water's edge for washed up treasures

Where is the real treasure?

The sea offers plenty

Look into the depth of the untamed for the real treasure



Comments 16 comments

Ghost32 4 years ago

Nice!

Reminded me of one evening in Hawaii. Ex-wife # 5 (she wasn't an ex then) and I were at a hotel on the beach in Maui, but she was violently ill. Once the worst seemed to be over, I left her sleeping and went down to the beach.

As Snoopy so often writes, "It was a dark and stormy night". I basically swim like a rock, but even a strong swimmer would not have attempted to challenge that surf. There was a bit of light filtering down from the motel area, JUST enough to see the wave tops as they hit the beach.

I was utterly alone in the human sense...and I loved it. Challenged the surf as much as I dared, skittering up and down with the crashing waves like some oversized sand piper, my goal being to let the water hit up to around knee height or so without being dragged out to sea by the undertow.

Had I misjudged, it would have meant death by drowning. Had there been a witness, it would have meant being judged insane.

After a bit, I decided I had tested the waves enough, tested MYSELF enough. Back at the hotel, the clock said I'd been out there playing Drown or No Drown for an hour and ten minutes.

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Dyhannah 4 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks for sharing Ghost32 your adventure with the sea. You really did test yourself with the captivating ocean.

Your story reminds me of my sister's sea adventure in Hawaii. She and her friend decided to go to a beach party on a small island and thought they could just ride/swim on a noodle. It makes me laugh because I was the competitive swimmer and never saw her swim more than 50 feet. I believe ultimately she and her friend were rescued by a sea scooter.

It seems so easy to deceive ourselves but in the end I guess that is how we grow and find ourselves.


radhapriestess 4 years ago

Powerful poem and great pictures to go with.


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Dyhannah 4 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you radhapiestess for reading and your comment is appreciated.


Crazylittlesis 4 years ago

Yes that was me swimming in the depths of deep ocean on a noodle! Not my genius idea. I would have rather stayed at the beach pub sipping away on a Mai tai. Being a good sport I oblidged. To this day I'm not sure how I made it to the boat party and back in that hawaiin ocean. I might have lost my sanity that day but I did not loose my beer or sunglasses.


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Dyhannah 4 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks crazylittlesis for reading. Sorry I can't stop laughing about a noodle and an ocean. I knew you would connect.


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Thought provoking and truly inspiring

Hat's off!


Vincent Moore 4 years ago

You have truly captured the essences of the sea. I am inspired by your talent. Keep writing you are gifted my friend. I have always felt my soul lifted each time I walked the beaches and let the salt air and gulls wisp about me. Bravo, and voted up.


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Dyhannah 4 years ago from Texas Author

Rahul0324, I am really grateful for your comment. Thanks.


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Dyhannah 4 years ago from Texas Author

Vincent Moore your encouragement is much appreciated. I too feel my soul lifted each time I visit the beach.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Nice poem. The sea is mesmerizing, wonderous, full of life, peace, tranquility and also danger. Much like life. I love a good thought provoking, image creating poem such as this!

Thanx for the follow and bringing me to your corner. I look forward to getting to know you!


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Dyhannah 4 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you bravewarrior for visiting and I appreciate your words of kindness.


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

ahhhhh - I am also a lover of these see and it is a pleasure to read this ode. Your appreciation for it is and beautiful descriptions comfort me. I sailed off to memories of a whimsical Cape Cod childhood, wonderful long walks as an adult and happy memories of the frisbee tournaments. Thanks for taking me back.


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Dyhannah 4 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks shiningirisheyes for reading. Your comment is quite pleasing and much appreciated.


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Oops - I meant sea not see. LOL I read it again and it was as wonderful as my first read.


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

I, too, love the sea. It has such a constant tug on you, even if you don't live near it. In fact, if I listen closely, I can hear the waves in the trees outside my window when the wind is blowing just right. Beautiful poem.

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