Thursday, 26 August 2010

Water - Thursday Think Tank Prompt 12

Poets United holds a weekly poetry prompt. The Thursday Think Tank
This weeks prompt word is
W A T E R

Here's mine, it is not a new one but it sprang to mind when I read this weeks prompt :-)


The ink black ocean that knows my name

yearns to enfold me in her depths

never more to search the sky

with eager eyes, that drink colour like wine

Intoxicated by blue

The howling wind, abetted by

insistent waves that scream and shout

tug me to her lonely shore

where watching, one eyed

her accomplice moon

does nothing to reassure me

Once again down into the surging seas

internal tides, beginning to swell

I know that as the rhythm enters me

searching for my surrender

I will begin to dance



Image and words - Susannah Bec
For more of my poetry visit Out of My Ocean

18 comments:

Claudia said...

i like how the ocean has a personality and a rhythm - and yeah - i'm in for a round of ocean dance….smiles

Carrie Burtt said...

Your poem is intoxicating in itself. It is so full of beautiful imagery. "The ink black ocean that knows my name yearns to enfold me in her depths". That grabed me and captivated me to the last lovely word. :-)

Deborah said...

Wonderfully written ... I love this :o)

Pan said...

Hi Claudia, I'm glad that you will join the ocean in her dance too!

Thanks for your commeny, it is good to meet you. :-)

Pan said...

Hi Carrie, thanks so much, I really appreciate your nice comment.

Good to see you.

Pan said...

Deborah, thank you very much. :-)

Mary said...

The ending is stunning...."I will begin to dance. Very nicely written.

Lynette Killam said...

This is a magical poem...I felt myself being drawn into it as inexorably as your heroine was pulled into the sea. Just lovely!

l\Lynette

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Whoa! What a fantastic poem!"that drink color like wine"...... "Her accomplice moon"......and I LOVE the ending "I will begin to dance." As a lifelong ocean lover, I so related to this poem - so beautifully written!!!!!

And Susannah, thank you so much for your kind comments on my site. Your words mean a lot, coming from such an accomplished poet!

dcwright02 said...

i love how alive the ocean is and the ending is simply beautiful!

Diane T said...

A beautiful poem with so many beautiful images!

Systematic Weasel said...

An excellent post so full of stunning imagery! Wonderfully written! =)

-Weasel

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

You've pretty well captured what it is about water that I hate so much...

Paul Andrew Russell said...

Lovely writing, Susannah.

'The ink black ocean that knows my name'

Your opening line is wonderful.

signed...bkm said...

Lovely the rhythm like the waves on the shore ending in a dance...nice...bkm

Ellie said...

I love this; I made the bay my lover in my water poem! Your words are like wine intoxicating~Beautiful!

Susannah said...

Thanks everyone, I really appreciate you taking the time to read and leave a comment.

Good to meet you. :-)

Elizabeth said...

From the first line, your poem pulled me in and rocked me in its tumbling images. Beautiful,

Elizabeth

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