PCF1: Ocean Whispers

Cloudy beach ocean sea birds waves

The ocean whispers songs to me:
Secrets soft as swirling foam
Swept away on the summer breeze.

My tears fall in the salty sea;
Weeds wash around the stones;
The ocean whispers songs to me.

Memories obfuscate my dreams;
I’ve traveled much too far from home,
Swept away on the summer breeze.

How can I know what to believe?
With trust in tatters, love has flown.
The ocean whispers songs to me,

Soothing my astringent grief.
I sway to the rhythmic monotone,
Swept away on the summer breeze.

Music sets my spirit free–
Nature’s calling back her own.
The ocean whispers songs to me,
Swept away on the summer breeze.

~*~

Welcome to my Friday afternoon paint chip prompt. There are other paint chip prompts out there, but they’re very precise in what they ask for. Mine is open ~ write a poem, a story, a memory, whatever you like. Take your inspiration this week from Valspar’s “ocean whisper” and/or “summer breeze.” Tag your post Paint Chip Friday, or PCF, if you wish. Prompt will continue until December 31.

Image is mine. Poetry form is villanelle.

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19 responses to “PCF1: Ocean Whispers

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  2. A beautiful poem Paula. I like your new prompt.

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  3. Wow, this is a gorgeous poem! 👌💖

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  4. Beautifully written, Paula. This prompt sounds good. I’ll try to participate too 😃

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  5. Lovely poem, Paula, and I love the idea of your new prompt.

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  7. Wait, forgive me, I’m confused – did you write this poem? Or did Valspar? (and who is Valspar?)


    David

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