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SUNRISE OVER THE OCEAN by Lee Durmaj of Australia

Updated on November 24, 2011


To a special moment ~

Encased forever in a memory.

I awaken from my sleep

To find the smell of lavender

Coming through my open window,

I look out to see the sun rise,

It is ascending from the ocean

With beams of light guiding it

Lifting it higher and higher,

I catch my breath!

The beauty is overpowering

It is almost spiritual,

Indescribable feeling overcomes me

I am touched by this majestic scene.

I stand there watching,

A cool breeze passes,

It makes me tremble,

And powerful emotions stir deep within,

It is like I stepped into divine scenery ~

For one moment I am lost in eternity.

I stroll outside, it is beckoning me ~

To enjoy this view in all its beauty,

I feel the warmth from the sun touching me,

Inviting me to enjoy the serenity that revolves around me.

I look out to the ocean as far as the eye can see,

Waves bobbing up and down like music in a theme,

I see boats sailing in the distant breeze,

A ship is anchored far out at sea,

There is magic in this picture,

To be assured a painters dream.

By Leokadia Durmaj

Copyright © 6th October 2005

See other poems by Lee Durmaj at this site, along with her author interview and very moving hubs about her cancer story, and her successful effort to find a cure for a skin condition that baffled her doctors.

This hub was published by "robertherwettsr", published author

See my books at

Down the Road We Came (Poems and short stories for children)

Thunderfoot (Western fiction about a Kentucky thoroughbred loaned to the Pony Express.)

If you are an author and would like to have your own interview page on my hubsite, please contact me.


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      emichael 5 years ago from New Orleans

      Very nice. I love this line:

      "It is like I stepped into divine scenery ~

      For one moment I am lost in eternity."

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      Senoritaa 5 years ago

      Really amazing. I lost myself, and could completely paint a picture in my mind.

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      Leokadia Durmaj 5 years ago

      Thank you Bob for posting it, greatly appreciated, I hope you have a wonderful day, sending blessings always, Lee

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      Ruth Thomas 5 years ago

      What extraordinary images, Lee...the lovely poem transported me into the most tranquil spot! I could have stayed there forever! You really have a gift for creating lovely images and the moods surrounding them! Love and hugs, Ruth

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      keith bickerstaffe 5 years ago

      Filled with such marvelous imagery and language! I was captivated!!!

      Love, Keith

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      Erich J Goller 5 years ago

      I could picture the sunrise over the ocean, beautiful images,nice flow like the ocean waves..very well written.

      I enjoyed reading it.God bless you.Hugs!Erich

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      Nancy Adair Childers 5 years ago

      my Dear Lee, I soo appreciate this lovely picture

      of the sunrise over the Ocean because

      I used to live in Miami. Where the most beautiful

      sunsets and rises make me think of your sparkling memories that come alive in this poem..i can smell the

      lingering Magnolias flowers like it was yesterday. your

      find poem has sent me back in time.

      Blessings, Nancy

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      Leokadia Durmaj 5 years ago

      To my dear friends, Ruth, Keith, Erick and Nancy, as I read each one of your comments my feelings are overcome by the love I have for all of you. I know each one of you faces life's challenges but you have always supported me with your kind words in friendship and our love of poetry. I am so blessed to have you all in my life, thank you most sincerely for your kind and loving hearts, sending blessings and love, Lee

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      Leokadia Durmaj 5 years ago

      To emichael and Senoritaa, I thank you most sincerely for your lovely comments, I appreciate you taking the time to read my poem. Take care always, Lee

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      rOBERT hEWETT SR. 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Another beautiful poem as only you can create Lee, thanks for sharing this wonderful poem. Bob

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      Gillian 5 years ago

      Your poem makes me wish that I was the one standing there, watching the beautiful sunrise over the ocean,lost in the view,while the feelings keep washing over me,like a gentle wave.

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      Leokadia Durmaj 5 years ago

      Thank you Gillian for your support and kindness. I was staying at a friends place while I was still recovering for surgery, the view was breathtaking. We heal so much better when we are at peace in mind body and soul I do believe.....Sending blessings and love, Lee

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      Joseph S. Spence, Sr. 5 years ago

      This is so wonderful. I like the images and the essence of the words. Great job!

      Blessings always,


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      Leokadia Durmaj 5 years ago

      Thank you Robert for your wonderful friendship and support over the years, gifts to treasure always. I am so honoured to be on your Hub page sharing my life and poetry. Blessings always, Lee

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      Leokadia Durmaj 5 years ago

      The gift of friendship extends to so many things in our lives; it is a gift full of treasures that forever evolve in our lives. So let me just say, I am blessed to have you as a dear friend who has also supported me in my poetry writings. I thank you Joseph for your kind comment. Sending blessings always, Lee

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