Wednesday, 15 June 2011

I Remember. . .

Written in response to this lovely image by Jinksy at Alias Jinksy
...also for the prompt Beach/Ocean at the Thursday Think Tank


. . . I remember . . .

the sea green silhouette,
of your back's strong curve.

. . . Soaring seagulls . . .

arced white wings
splitting the endless blue.

. . . The light in your eyes . . .

my sun warmed hand,
secure in yours.

. . . Tumbled sea glass . . .

treasure from the surf,
more precious than sapphires.

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The colours in this one reminded me of time spent on out of season empty beaches in Cornwall many years ago. That special light, the flat turquoise ocean, the soft golden sand, and all the treasures we collected from the waters edge. Most precious were the pieces of sea tumbled glass, their edges worn smooth and their delicate colours, greens, blues, lilacs, like jewels in my hand. I still have them. . . and the memories.

16 comments:

Jinksy said...

I take my hat off to you for this one! It will send me to bed with glowing images in my head. *smiles* My post is scheduled to appear in about ten minutes time, but thanks for the link to yours. Good luck at the dentists! :)

Fear Not the Darkness but What lies Within said...

beautiful both the picture and the vivid description in your poem

Susannah said...

Thanks very much Jinksy and Sheilagh.

I have actually added some notes to the bottom this morning too.

Good to see you both.x

Elizabeth said...

Susannah really like this one. You reminded me of a place I used to go actually called Glass Beach because of the pieces of smoothed glass to be found there. I would take them home and put them in a glass jar to sit in the sunlight. Wonderful response to Jinksy's image. Hope all goes well at the Dentist.

Elizabeth

bttrflyscar said...

what a lovely write.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

So beautiful.......you took me right there - I love the tumbled sea glass.

Kim Nelson said...

I utterly adore the colors, the movement and cadence, the true ocean feeling and sensation. You took me there. I am happy. I am grateful!

Margaret said...

Yes, memories like that are jewels in the hand. I also really liked "arced white wings
splitting the endless blue"

I look at the painting now and I hear seagulls! :) I had a go at it too. A fun idea, I think!

Mama Zen said...

This is soft and lovely!

Susannah said...

Thanks everyone for your kind words. x

Mary said...

The sea seems to bring back beautiful memories to so many of us. The sea glass must have been a wonderful find, as interesting as shells.

Judith C Evans said...

Oh yes, I've spent many days at the beach collecting sea glass! Beautiful images of the beach.

madhumakhi said...

Gorgeous imagery! I love the way you've captured the colours and the texture of the sea.

Susannah said...

Yes, the sea glass was beautiful - as were all the pebbles and bits of driftwood I carted back home too. ;-)

The ocean is a wonderful place and somewhere I don't get to visit often enough.

Thanks very much everyone for your comments, they are much appreciated. x

Ella said...

This was stunning; really vivid! You reminded me of a place I loved~ Great job!

Susannah said...

Thanks Ella. :-)

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