Poem of the Month – July 2019 – Small
How small and insignificant I feel
As the waves lap the shore
In my mind I escape to a place where
My thoughts have never gone before
Would this mighty sea swallow me?
In one fierce and furious gush
Or kiss my feet with a gentleness
That I may hear the earth’s hush
Its energy coursing through my veins
Safe from harm, yet almost possessed
Losing myself in its tactual sensation
My spirit willingly repressed
Realizing I could be taken by the ocean
and become a slave to its force
I quickly return to the calmness
Lost in the tranquility of the source
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
In response to Sue Vincent's Thursday Prompt
Write/Photo - Small
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I can feel this one. Makes me want to run to the beach.
Thank you Drew 🙂 It means a lot.
Everything has two sides. (K)
I love the way the verses echo the waves…
Thank you Sue 🙂💕
Thank you so much. I’m happy you liked it 🙂💕
Oh my this is incredibly gorgeous writing, Christine! ❤️❤️
Love the relationship with nature… sea is always something that is closest to my heart.
Thanks Bjorn. Yes it is very special.
Nothing like sitting seaside for contemplation. On the one hand the ocean can soothe, on the other it can terrify!
Yes exactly Beverly! the sea is very mysterious too. I always think something under the water is going to bite me 😀
A dichotomy, the ocean – with its gentle touch and sound, yet with power to consume. Nicely written.
Thank you so much 🙂
especially like how in the first verse you mix the external with the internal world of the narrator – some good rhymes too
Thank you so much. I appreciate it Laura 🙂
Love the interplay between the longing to let go to nature and the need to be anchored too… Very soulful write, Christine
Thank you so much! I really appreciate it 🙂
You are small, regardless, but how you turn depends on you. You can be swept away — or rest in tranquility. Beautiful, Christine!
Thanks so much Lisa 🙂💕 I’m happy you liked it.
You are very welcome, Christine 🙂
I love your sense of perspective here. Knowing who you are allows you to live wisely knowing the end could be just a step away!
Thanks Dwight. I guess we all wonder from time to time 🙂
Lovely poem. I especially like the 2nd stanza with the contrasts of how rough and gentle the sea can be. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you so much! I’m happy you liked it 🙂
I love the rhythm, the sounds, the sometimes sea-spray of waves. For me, the ocean offers pure serenity. A wonderful post.
One quick favor, Christine. Might you add a Tag or link to dVerse so others can find our site as well?
Hi Lillian, sorry I just found your comment in Spam! Thank you for your kind words. 🙂 Yes certainly I’ll add the DVerse link. Sorry I forgot it.
Lovely Christine. Our sea here is a bit erratic as is the weather just now but on a peaceful day, it’s mesmerising
The sea always is 🙂
Nature can be gentle and ferocious both. A lovely poem
Thanks, as always.❤️
The return to reality in the last stanza is realistic. Excellent take on the prompt!
Thank you so much Reena 🙂
How beautiful this is! 💖💕🌷🌳🍃
Thank you so much 🙂
One can sit and watch waves for hours! Love how you have captured the essence of water. 🙂💞
Thank you so very much Punam. It means a lot 🙂❤️
My pleasure dear! 🙂💞