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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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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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Current Events [repost]

beach ocean sand surf waves rocks

Swirling under a butter sun,
Languidly I become
One with the current,
Ever circling.
This luminous pool,
Loops through my lazy reverie.
Vaguely aware I am losing
Some essential identity,
A separateness
That makes me, me,
I vow to forsake this place.
Yet the heady siren’s call
To blend into the cool blue thrall,
The glassy-eyed sameness,
Whispers my name.
I know a belonging
Even while longing
To stand alone and free,
Without worrying whom to please.
But which path to peace?

~*~

Inspired by Rory’s sheeple post.
Image is mine.
Poetry form: free verse.

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Lucky Dip

ocean wave sand birds

Birds
Wait so
Patiently.
A perfect wave
Comes rolling in, bringing breakfast goodies.
Out for an early dip, I feel lucky;
Nature’s rhythms
Wash away
Worries.
Peace
Stays
With me.
Golden hours
Wing through the day,
Each one carrying sweet notes of birdsong.

~*~

Image is mine.
Poetry form: triple tetractys written for Mindlovemisery’s prompt.

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Cloudy Beach Smile

Cloudy beach bird

Saturday morning was super overcast and gloomy, but I went with a couple friends for a short beach walk anyway. I wore a warm jacket and made sure to keep my ears covered.

I loved seeing the ocean swirling in silver and gray… it felt more poetic and powerful that way than when it serenely undulates under clear blue skies. The birds were thrilled because there was an abundance of tiny crabs for their breakfast. I was particularly pleased to get a nice clear pic of a bird in flight.

I hope we all have a healthy and productive week.

PS: Trent shares pics of his new shelter kitty for his smile this week ~ say hello to Alexander!

~*~

Image is mine.

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