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Sand and Sea | Two Poems

Updated on May 30, 2015

Easy Chair


Perched in a secluded,

Soft and sand easy chair

High on the cliff;

Regarding seabirds eye to eye

As they soar and skim

On magical breezes--

Transfixed by the folding,

Shifting rainbow sky

Of sunset dreams,

I wrap my cares and woes

In a layer of dreamy nonchalance

And toss them to the swallowing sea.

Then, exulting in the light and color,

I raise my camera, steady, aim

And shoot the wind.

Poem © 10-28-97; rev. 11-17-97 C.E. Carl
© 5-30-15 C.E. Carl Elias

Sunset Dreams


Staring out to sea,

I am held willing hostage

By the coruscations of

Kaliedescopic clouds

And setting sun.

Night gathers its cloak

Around the deepening dusk.

I return refreshed; yet somehow,

Supremely sedated.

Poem: © 12-5-97 C.E. Carl
© rev. 5-30-15 C.E. Carl Elias

© 2015 Liz Elias


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  • whonunuwho profile image

    whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

    Very nice work my friend. whonu

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    Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

    Both of these are beautifully written!

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    Liz Elias 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

    @ whonunuwho - Thank you so very much!

    @ Audrey - Many thanks; I'm so glad you liked this pair.

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    Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

    You really are a talented poet, Lizzy. I love the gentleness of your words.

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    John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

    Both beautifully written poems. Oops just realised my comment is almost identical to Audrey's.

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    Liz Elias 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

    @ bravewarrior - Aww, shucks, Shauna ;) Thank you so much. I'm glad you are enjoying my old works. I don't write poetry much anymore; it feels as if my muse died along with my mother. We were each others' best audiences. ;)

    @ Jodah - LOL No worries. I'm pleased you enjoyed these snippets so much. Thank you.

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    The Examiner-1 2 years ago

    Wonderful! That is perfect place to bring the camera. You never know what will appear on the photo. I voted it up and pinned it.


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    Liz Elias 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hi, Kevin!

    I'm so glad you liked this pair of poems. Thanks so much for your nice comment, vote and pin!

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    Lee Cloak 2 years ago

    Two gems, wonderfully crafted, really beautiful, great to read, thanks, voted up, Lee

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    Liz Elias 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hello, Lee!

    Thank you so very much! I'm most pleased that you enjoyed this pair. I appreciate the comment and kind words. Thanks for the vote!

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