Ocean Waves


As I sit here on the bay
Overhearing ocean waves
As they lap against the beach,
To me words they try to teach.
Ancient words of days long gone
Such as those in Avalon
Where the English legends live
Until such time as they are bid
To return unto the shore
Where was water once before
Lapping on a lonely beach–
This the song they try to teach.

-7/23/11

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2 thoughts on “Ocean Waves”

  1. This is a lovely poem. I really like your thoughts on what the song of the sea is saying! I love the ocean so much; it inspires me with such a strange mixture of beauty and fear.

    1. Thanks. Ocean imagery pops up a lot in my poems. The rhythmic and soothing quality of the waves suggests a rhythm conducive to poetry. That’s how it always starts with my poems. A rhythm that forms into words. Once I have the first two lines and a clear rhythm, I merely need to write as the rest of the lines form, then correct where the rhythm falls apart, or where the words stop making sense.

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