Waves rolling sagely

Up onto the shore

The impervious ocean

A dispassionate whore


Mindlessly and forever

Going through the motion

Water flowing curling licking

The beach without emotion


Thoughtless restless movement

Guided by the moon

Dancing without music

To an elusive inner tune


Always flowing, never still

A forever ethereal sight

Displayed to us to admire

Its grandeur and striking might


  • Michael Edwards

    One of my favourite subjects and you've done it proud Fred

    • FredPeyer

      Thanks Michael, you're too kind!

    • Fay Slimm

      The ocean's precocious behaviour in a fine nutshell my friend - -love that line - - "A dispassionate whore" - to describe her mindless dance. Sent to my Favs.

      • FredPeyer

        Thanks so much Fay, was at first a little hesitant of using that word, but it did pop into my head, and there it stayed...

      • dusk arising

        Amazing unceasing motion of energy isn't it. Like so many people i am enriched and renewed by being close to its majestic meeting with the coast - envigorating perhaps. Dammit your words make me want to dash off 120miles to my favourite beach.

        • FredPeyer

          Thanks d a! And why don't you? Dash off, I mean.

        • Louis Gibbs

          A strikingly captured expression of the majesty of ocean waves upon the shore. A favorite for sure! Living on a beach I witness your poem daily. A beauty, Fred.

          • FredPeyer

            Mahalo Louis! You are one of the lucky ones. My wife always wanted to live in a house on the beach, but I am more comfortable in the mountains, so now we life in the middle of the island on a high plateau between the two mountain ranges. But it is only about 1/2 hour to the North Shore or the Waianae coast. And I don't have to worry about any Tsunami!!!!! Plus, the salt air destroys everything close to the beach.

            • Louis Gibbs

              You are so right about the salt air destroying everything ... the price one pays for paradise! Thanks for your response, Fred.

            • lasergraph

              A good job describing the oceans of our planet.

              • FredPeyer

                Thank you so much, lasergraph!

              • orchidee

                Good write Fred.

                • FredPeyer

                  Mahalo for reading and commenting, orchidee!

                • WL Schuett

                  Fred this is really a lyrical piece love the musical inner tune lines , well done

                  • FredPeyer

                    Thanks WL, now that you mention it, there is a musical, rhythmical quality to wave actions. Next time I am sitting at the beach I am going to pay attention to it.

                  • Santita

                    A lovely ode, to the magical ocean. I could stay at the beach all day, beautifully done, Fred.

                    • FredPeyer

                      Mahalo Santita!
                      Just make sure you bring enough suntan lotion!

                      • Santita

                        Lotion and coconut with rum!

                      • LAWLESS

                        I love the way this rhymes and flows. You are lucky to live so close to the ocean, it is magnificent beyond compare.

                        • FredPeyer

                          Thanks so much James. You are right, but unfortunately when it is so close, one tends to take it for granted.

                        • myself and me

                          I can hear the sound from mindless, thoughtless and restless movement. It turns rocks to sands.
                          Such a dramatic picture of ocean.
                          Great job.

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