Ocean Eyes - Searching for Heritage ... Sunny River's Poetry Challenge
I wrote this poem when I first heard of Sunny's poetry challenge a couple of weeks ago. I chose to use the words, "ocean eyes," in a poem, which was part of her poetry challenge.
At water’s edge, my widow’s call
Awaits the moon-tide’s distant fall.
In fluid ebbs that endless break,
I wandered thus for ages’ sake
To hear the voice of ancient man
In songs of when the world began;
I sensed the thousand Pilgrim cries
That shadowed me with ocean eyes
While searching for the cradle’s keep
Where secrets rest eternal deep;
Oh, fate, such longings summoned me
To pleasing, formless, boundless be
In running winds that swiftly bring
A soaring free on tempest wing!
Now, breathless, cast upon the shore
Beyond the swaying, lulling door
That whispers low in soft retreat…
‘Illusions are by nature sweet’ …
This drifting, shifting, tumbling blue
That shed my soul to wed anew.
From John Butler's 'Ocean' - 'Searching for Heritage'
Butler’s superb instrumental reminds me of the movements and driving force of the ocean; its strong, rhythmic tides, currents and diverse, colorful inhabitants. Sailing in a good wind…and all ocean creatures, great and small. Jellyfish twirl like ribbons; sea robins walk the ocean floor, while marlin and sailfish propel through the water at speeds of 50 to 60+ miles per hour with varying duration. We are taken on this journey -- as in life -- recalling memories we thought were forgotten, with the flow of all things, always moving, searching, heading somewhere, reconnecting to the soul.
'Ocean Eyes' Read by Mike Friedman of Mockingbird Books
Thank you, Mike, for this new video. This is beautiful!
The link to Mockingbird Books website: http://mockingbird-books.weebly.com/ Hubpages: Mckbirdbks.
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