Coasting [repost]

ocean waves sand beach

The coast soothes my mind,
From the rhythmic crash of waves
To the infinite hues of blues
And greens and grays
As the water undulates,
Shimmers, foams, and sprays.
The endless reality of days
Can erase the dreamer
Within my soul,
But the mystery of the deep
Summons her out to play
And keeps her whole.
It’s only natural to be magnetized
By the pull of the ocean’s tides,
To be seduced by the primal
Scents of salt and sand,
A tangle of seaweed
In my hand.


Poetry form: free verse.

Image is mine.

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33 responses to “Coasting [repost]

  1. This is lovely! The coast holds a special place in my heart, and your post reminded me of that. 💛

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  2. Ennle Madresan

    Oh my, this is glorious–BRAVO!!

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  3. A beautiful ode to the sea and the coast.

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  4. Oh I love love love this. Speaks to my heart.

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  5. beautiful Paula, describes a perfect day at the beach to me

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  6. Lovely! I’ve spent hours contemplating life from perches along the Maine and Oahu coasts while stationed there with the Navy. I can recall specific moments in those places when I asked myself where I’d be in 30 or 40 years. The sea is mesmerizing. You captured it.

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  7. Love this it’s wonderful! ❤

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  8. Very nicely done! Gold star!

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  9. I read this forwards, and also backwards, and liked the latter, too! You get wonderful stuff like “But the mystery of the deep / Within my soul / Can erase the dreamer”.

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  10. Paula, I love this poem! Yes, the ocean calls and pulls us to itself. True indeed🌊

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  11. This is so sweet, specially because I haven’t visited the beach of my city for more than two years now.

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  13. I hope it’s not overly slimy seaweed.

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  14. Beaches have such a calming effect. It’s a great feeling to have the waves splashing against your feet and to feel the wind blowing against your face. Beautifully written, Paula

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