Seaside Meditations

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By: Wayne Brown



Seagulls soar on the canvas of a bright blue sky

Cotton-candy, puff-white clouds go drifting by

Notes in bottles; treasures from other lands

Roll in with the tides; scatter upon the sands


Scallop sea-shells in sugar-fine beach sand

Ebbing tidal waters lapping time and again

A vast, emerald-green ocean stretching infinity

The rhythm of the waves; constant tranquility


A distant storm dances lightning all about

Too far away from land; it will blow itself out

The sun burning down on sugar-like sand

A quiet solitude lingers over this beach span


Orange and pink paint the sky as the sun sinks

Blue transits to black in the day to night link

An array of bright stars dot the blackened sky

Mixed with the low roar of the waves rolling by


The lonely passing of a beach-front starry night

A stroll in the sand; not a single soul is in sight

Only the vast ocean in the presence of one man

Alone with his thoughts where water meets sand


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30 March 2012


© 2012 Wayne Brown

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Comments 35 comments

SJmorningsun25 4 years ago

Beautiful, Wayne. Simply beautiful.


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dahoglund 4 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

painting a picture with words. The sea has a hypnotic quality.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Really a beautiful piece---


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@SJmorningsun25...Thank you very much. So glad you enjoyec it.

@dahoglund...It certainly does, Don...we are hynotized by its motion and beauty. Thanks much. WB

@AudreyHowitt...Thank you! WB


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Diana Lee 4 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

You paint a pretty picture with your words, but the photos are nice, too. Beautiful, voted up.


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@Diana Lee...Thank you, glad I could entertain. WB


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thebluestar 4 years ago from Northern Ireland

Another beautiful image from you pen Wayne. I am trying so hard to catch up with everyone, but I know that every time I catch up with you, I will always enjoy my visit. :)


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@thebluestar...Thanks so much. I am suffering the same problem at this time...too many other things pulling at my sleeve cutting into my writing time and taking away my reading time as well. WB


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven

Lovely poem Wayne. Gives me a sense of peace. Voted up and away.


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Sounds heavenly to me! It is perfect without me muddling it all up with words!


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@carolinemd21...Thanks so much...glad it has a positive effect. WB

@ImKarn23...Just the perfect mood! LOL! Thanks much! WB


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

Wow this is completely beautiful I so loved your words Wayne.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

So realistic, Wayne, I almost - not quite but almost - got seasick. Loved your creative phrase: 'sugar-like sand.' Beautiful poetry and a perfect photo to accompany it.


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@acaetnna...I Thank You...so glad you ejoyed it. WB

@drbj...I have seen that sand on the beaches of the Gulf and I love the way it looks...like sugar on the ground. Thanks much, Doc. WB


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago

Dear Wayne ~ Colorful and peaceful meditation. I haven't been around Hubpages lately. This was a lovely entry. Blessings, Debby


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

This is really beautiful enjoyed reading.You have brought to life the deep blue sea, the beaches and all the scenic beauty associated with it. Desert sand is unique and has it's own special texture and feel.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Such lovely words took me on a walk along the beach.


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@Debby Bruck...Welcome back! As always, the place is ever-changing with new faces wandering in and out. Thanks much for those kind words...so glad you enjoyed the imagery. WB

@Vellur...Sand varies greatly from beach to beach...the Pacific from the Atlantic, etc. Every beach has its own personality. Thanks much. WB

@Gypsy Rose Lee...Thank you, I certainly appreciate the read and the good marks! WB


Deb Welch 4 years ago

WB - The video and photo completed a beautiful poem. Peaceful power of the water, sky and beach. I have read that one of the most lovely sites to view is watching the sun rise and the sun set. Excellent again.


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@Deb Welch...One of the things which helps me to write is to find things which touch me emotionally...being near the water brings a tranquility that I cannot quite describe but it sure helped to write this one. Thanks much for the kind words. WB


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

You have written perfectly of a perfect moment and place. We are going to the beach week after next and I shall remember your words as I sit alone at that transition of sea and sand. Thank you Wayne.


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@Hypenbird...I hope you find just the tranquility there that I tried to depict in this poem. Thanks much. WB


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Truckstop Sally 4 years ago

Love that you ended your poem with a night setting:

The lonely passing of a beach-front starry night

Nothing like a quiet empty beach at night. Alone with just your thoughts and the beauty of God's nature.


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@Truckstop Sally...I felt that showing the solitude and the bond between nightfall on the water would give me the effect that I wanted...guess it worked. Thanks much, Amy! WB


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WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

I suspect that the last man on Earth will find his way to a lonely ocean beach, to stand and wonder.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

I really liked what you portrayed of being on the beach with the different things going on like the distant storm and ending at night. Very evocative poem and lovely video to add to the mood. Up and beautiful votes.


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@Peggy W....Thanks much. I wanted to set a mood and I am glad that you noticed. WB


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Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

As an unabashed lover of the seas and oceans, this poem truly touched me. The rhythm and tides are ever changing yet remain the same – as do we in many ways. Reading this lovely poetry, I can smell the pungent, sea salt air, and feel the sand under my feet. Thank you! Up and beautiful and more. :-)


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@Genna East...I don't get to visit the ocean that much but when I do, these are the emotions that come forth in my mind. Glad I could share them with you and create such imagery. WB


Vincent Moore 4 years ago

My poetic friend you brought the sea, waves and sand to life for me. I felt the sand between my toes as I walked and listened to the sirens from the sea. The gulls on high dipping and swooning down to nip their catch between their beaks. I smell the sea air and seaweed mixed with low bellows of the nesting crabs hidden in their shells.

OMG I just read Genna's comment above and without realizing it I have almost left the same comment here. Oh well, many poets do think alike and I admire your great work my friend as always. Beautifully done, I felt each word, thus a true poet you are to strike a nerve. Peace and blessings to you and yours always.


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@Vincent Moore...I really like the way the mood of this came out as well...one of my better attempts to get what I feel on paper. Thanks much for those kind words. WB


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Steve West 4 years ago from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

It's funny sir. I wrote today at the beach and a sixty second video if you would like to see or share. Sixty seconds at the beach.

I enjoyed your poem. Coincidence it happened by the sea.


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@Steve West...Thanks much....glad you enjoyed the poem. I will get by and check out your work. ~WB


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago

Hi Wayne ~ The comments add so much to the poems through their appreciation of how you presented nature to the readers. They heard the sounds of the sea and felt the sand in their skin and the salty air on their cheeks as night fell by the crashing waters. Blessings, Debby


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@Debby Bruck....The ocean gives us a lot of images and sensations to draw from....humanity is truly drawn to the waters edge. Thanks much! ~WB

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