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Nature's Poetry

Updated on April 29, 2017

watching from high

on a hill

overlooking

the bay

hearing as much

as i see

humbled

by nature’s poetry


fan-tailed

like the edge

of an oyster

mushroom

the water pushes

the stones

revealing

more sand

as the sound

rolls on

pushing back

unheard rhythm

easing the thoughts

i have allowed

to get in the way

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    • Russ Baleson profile imageAUTHOR

      Russ Baleson 

      8 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Thanks Tom, glad you got the waves feeling. Thanks for your comment. Regards, Russ

    • Russ Baleson profile imageAUTHOR

      Russ Baleson 

      8 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Wow Petra, thank you! From you I consider that very high praise indeed. So glad you identified with it. Russ x

    • Tom Rubenoff profile image

      Tom rubenoff 

      8 years ago from United States

      Your pace here captures the feeling of the waves very well. Nice photo, too.

    • Petra Vlah profile image

      Petra Vlah 

      8 years ago from Los Angeles

      This poem is just about as beautiful as they ever come. I especially liked the idea of waters "pushing back/ the unheard rhythm/ easing the thoughts/ I have allowed/ to get in the way" - BRILLIANT

    • Russ Baleson profile imageAUTHOR

      Russ Baleson 

      8 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Thank you, my friend.

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      maven101 

      8 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Lovely prose, my friend...and so in tune with your musical ear...Looking at the picture of Rhossili Bay I can almost hear the gentle roar of the incoming combers as they strike that pristine beach...Now I'm really missing the ocean...Thanks for sharing this with us...Your friend, Larry

    • Russ Baleson profile imageAUTHOR

      Russ Baleson 

      8 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Thanks Tony, the photo is of another of my favourite places - Rhossili bay in the Gower Peninsula in Wales. I love that spot overlooking the miles of beach. It's almost impossible not to take an amazing photograph from up there. Love to you to Tony.

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      Tony McGregor 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      Russ - I really like this poem! And the photo is breathtaking!

      Love and peace

      Tony

    • Russ Baleson profile imageAUTHOR

      Russ Baleson 

      8 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Hi Loria, thank you, that means a lot and I appreciate it. Russ

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      loriamoore 

      8 years ago

      I enjoy following your hubs. I've never really cared for poetry before, but something about yours draws me in.

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