Coral Dreams

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I am searching through sepulchral
depths of the sea, where sunlight
used to glimmer and address the waters.

Blood coral, rock polyps, relatives
of sea anemones, there is symphony of
muted strings collecting in their souls.

Beauty drank the shallow thoughts
of men, as oil spills into bone deep reefs
I utter what seems like the bitterest
weep.

Above the mournful sky yearns to sing,
as my eyelids droop in pursuit of
coral dreams.

 

Photo credits:  9th gr, 15yrs, Fish in Coral

Posted for Poems in April @ Real Toads

28 thoughts on “Coral Dreams

  1. Kim M. Russell says:

    There are wonderful sounds throughout your poem, especially ‘sepulchral depths of the sea’ and a ‘symphony of muted strings collecting in their souls’. I also love the lines:
    ‘Beauty drank the shallow thoughts
    of men…’
    and
    ‘…my eyelids droop in pursuit of
    coral dreams’.

  2. Kerry says:

    I was not expecting the oil spill to damage the beauty of the scene.. that was an excellent interpretation of the picture.

  3. Helen says:

    I am headed to the Great Barrier Reef in late August, dreaming of a long look at the coral. I truly enjoyed your poem.

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