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

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Comments

  1. Ellecee says:

    Beautiful words lamenting the ruination of our seas and sea life . It’s so sad to know these things are happening. 🙁

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙁 thanks for stopping by, Ellecee ❤️

  2. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    So sad what happens to the coral reefs… could tie to the vice of greed for me.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  3. 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’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  4. gillena says:

    “my eyelids droop in pursuit of
    coral dreams.”

    Such sweet melancholy, doth your words paint

    Much🌼love

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

      Much🌹love

  5. Yes, to look at what we had done, in our pursuit for greed. It is sad.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙁 thanks for stopping by, Annell ❤️

  6. Cressida says:

    We have destroyed our coral reefs. We are a brutal species.

    1. Sanaa says:

      😬😬

  7. Beautifully worded, as always. And how appropriate you chose this painting – as the damaged coral has been bleached of colour.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  8. Vivian Zems says:

    This is so good…especially love ..Beauty drank the shallow thoughts…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Vivian 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  9. Kerry says:

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

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  10. Robert says:

    enjoyed your interpretation…. it also had a powerful statement…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robert 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  11. 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.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Helen 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  12. Oh, how beautifully evocative, Sanaa! Beginning with this mouth-watering line: “I am searching through sepulchral
    depths of the sea”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Frank 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  13. Jim says:

    Those coral dreams can be strange to the regular folk. I liked the “bitterest
    weep,” I think I’ve had a few of those.
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jim 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  14. They are such a place of beauty. what are we thinking when we destroy these century old abodes?

    hugs sweet friend
    https://moondustwriter.com/2018/04/29/lines-photography-haiku/

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Leslie 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  15. Margaret says:

    Such a beautiful piece of artwork and the words haunt it thoroughly!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Margaret 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

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