Michael Edwards

THE MUSIC OF THE SEA

 

 

THE MUSIC OF THE SEA

 

Hidden by embowering trees

the breaking waves ferocity

disclosed by sounds alone,

the music of the sea.

 

Soon in view by keenest vision

atop a steep acclivity

where cool reviving breezes blew

we stood in reverie.

 

And here relapsed in silence

entrapped by natures plea

on pathways unbeknown to us

we listened to the sea.

 

 

                                                                  

Comments10

  • Goldfinch60

    Very good write, the symphony of the sea can be wonderful.

    Like the artwork.

  • orchidee

    A fine write and picture.

    • Michael Edwards

      Thanks Steven - there's nothing like the silent sounds of the sea - now that sounds like a great line for another poem.

      • orchidee

        Ahh yes, thanks M. I suppose I don't have to use alliteration for EVERY one of my poem titles, but I often do! lol. 99% of the time the tile is the last thing I enter.

      • Garry

        Great write.vivid images. Particularly the last two lines.

        • Michael Edwards

          Cheers Garry - I quite like the last two myself says I smugly LoL 🙂

        • WriteBeLight

          Such a lovely poem Michael and beautiful painting. You have caught the power and serenity of the sea so very well.

          • Michael Edwards

            Thanks so much - can you smell the salt?

          • Fay Slimm.

            I love the feel and flow of this oceanic rhyme Michael - Also the watery-blue look of the beautiful painting of course.

          • Tony36

            Great write

          • BRIAN & ANGELA

            Thanks MICHAEL for an excellent poem ameliorated by an alluring painting ! Most of my life I have lived near the Sea ~ and still do (10 miles !). Coton in the Elms Derbyshire (70 MILES) is the furthest point from the Coast in the UK ~ which is why we are all THALASSOPHILES ! In the USA ~ (DAKOTA) ~ One can be over 1500 miles from the Ocean ! Yours BRIAN

            • Michael Edwards

              Cheers Brian and thanks for reminding me of the word thelassophiles its years since I heard that one - as for Coton in The Elms - well not many elms there now I would guess but they are reappearing in the hedgerows.

            • Andrew Charles Forrest

              Beautiful Micheal... It may be imaginary? but I think I can hear it and I believe I have been there... Job done ... Nice write

              • Michael Edwards

                Thanks for your kind words and chuffed that you have saved this little ditty.

              • willyweed

                a spot on nature piece in perfect harmony . beautiful Michael!

              • MendedFences27

                Some call it the roar of the sea, here it's the music, and I've heard it referred to as a whisper on a calm day. The ocean draws all men to it's shores, lures them with music, and its majesty. What a terrific poem on this subject. It lured you in and played you a song. Great art as well. - Phil A.

                • Michael Edwards

                  You are so kind - thanks loads Phil.



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