Thursday, 11 October 2012

The Sea...haiku, tanka, micropoetry and poetry by gennepher

Words from an ancient ocean filled with memory



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sitting on the sea bed
she clutched a sea shell
hard rippled sand
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a child of nowhere
her heart left beneath the sea
foam on the seashore

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her salty goodbyes
the girl with the sea-green eyes
dark hair flowing in the wind
 
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necklace of shells
kept her memories
from floating away

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cascading between the waves
the song
of the sea

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echoes rippling out
one day you will return home
daughter of the sea

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I don't know you yet
you loved me so much
I dance barefoot on the wet sands

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the sea will lift me
all these years
a mermaid's song

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silently she weeps
beneath the sea
mermaid's tears of sorrow

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whispering in her dreams
the unborn music of her soul
she swam in its deeper depths

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salty silences
of the sea
lyrics of sunken secrets



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standing by water's edge
breeze rippling her cloak
she gazed out to sea

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along the shore
sea shells whispered
she listened

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mistiness of dawn
across aeons of time
the morning we met

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sea-green mistiness
dreaming imagined islands
the reality of you

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in a turbulent sea of blue
words flowing
a fountain pen

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blowing out to sea
on tips of waves
your words
I stand and watch
foam tickles my feet

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words floating
in the ethereal ocean of love
calligraphic script
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I look into the rock pool
your reflection smiled back at me
ghosts of my heart

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an oceanic telling
her silken soul
adrift

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written in the sand
her whispered name long ago
the sea stole it back


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unearthly melody
sea shells dreaming
far deeper within

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lonely depths
sea-green veils
momentarily embracing

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her eyes shimmering
an oceanic world
of sea-green blue

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from over the sea
mists
rolling in
on the island
just you and me

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on the seashore
we watched skies of inky darkness
and dustings of starlight
waves lapped
over our feet

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footsteps
yours and mine
washed away by the tide
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dawn's sea mists
shape shifting
into thoughts of you

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that blue moonlit night
bright
as day
I remember our walk
along the water's edge

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at dawn I see you
white horses foaming
where sea meets the shore
 
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your footsteps in the sand
winter sea
stole them away
a salty tear
rolls down my cheek

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pale pink moon
floating
at sunset
boat of eternity
on the misted horizon

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indigo watercolour painting
she scattered sea salt
whilst wet
snowflake tears
of deep sorrow
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silently the illusion
sea faring mists
faded the island
 
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along the sand
your diminishing footsteps
nothing remains

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inky black sea
full moon's reflection
unfathomable depths

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sorrow
deep sea-green
her eyes

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saltiness lingers
a long way from home
seashells in a glass bowl

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around her neck
a bone carving
of a sea horse

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slowly her mind sank
to that sea bed long ago
water's inner peace

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floating
in the illusion of water
meditation

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there are no words for me
just dawn sea mists
where the island meets the sea

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a cream silk wedding dress
barefoot on the sand
I dance for your unseeing eyes

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she finished the painting
took off her shoes and stepped in
sea foam tickled her toes

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arching towards the sky
frisky foam along water's edge
a white stallion rears

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gossamer horse
racing the seashore
night shimmers

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seashells
singing
songs of forgetfulness
she wandered alone
barefoot on the sand

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white waves
wind whips the foam and touches her back
she turns and sees nothing

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no one there
just a wave
coming and leaving

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in a sea
of nothing
she floated

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In memory of John Winchester
1929-2009
Your love was there always
Now my heart is broken
One day We'll meet again
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3 comments:

  1. Beautiful... just beautiful...
    Peace be with you, both.

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  2. WOW - absolutely beautiful work -- words by the sea!
    What a gift you give to us readers!

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  3. Fantastic Visuals Gen I am loving the Pics you have chosen here and then Your Poetry I think this has to be my favourite of yours this year The last In a Sea of Nothing she floated is so so Moving and how beautiful to place this piece of work to your memory of a obviously very much loved and missed friend of yours.. ;) Hugs for you Dear Gen you always touch my heart this time round much felt always beez x

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