Take me to the Ocean

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We gathered seashells from the shore and heard them
whisper into our ear. Pure the sand worked like page;
and clamour of passion soon appeared. In stillness the
splendor of ocean glints; as flashes of memory
surround like hint.

Seashells sing one song for me; enamour with secrets
about the sea. Streams of gold do flow from sun;
assure that future’s just begun. We smiled and waved
with aplomb; without a blush and without a qualm.

Ocean indifferent to blame or praise;
This reckless siege of battering days.

 

 

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Posted on poems written on Prompt Nights

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and posted for Poems in April @ Real Toads

Comments

  1. L. Moon says:

    There’s something so magical about sea shells – each a treasure that has been so many places and seen so many things.

    Hugs Sunny ONE

    1. Sanaa says:

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  2. Sumana Roy says:

    sea shells bring so many memories….sigh…”Streams of gold / do flow from sun; assure that future’s just / begun.” love these lines Sanaa, you write so beautifully…

    1. Sanaa says:

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  3. debi says:

    We are so of the mysterious, lovely sea but it is indifferent to us. Your last lines sum that up beautifully.

    1. Sanaa says:

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    2. debi says:

      “Pure the sand worked like page” This time this phrase stood out to me… made me think of how we write our imprint on the sand every time we visit. Lovely verse

      1. Sanaa says:

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  4. kaykuala h says:

    Ocean indifferent to blame or praise;
    This reckless siege of battering days.

    The ocean does not discriminate. One must be wary of eventualities. Rightly so Sanaa!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

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  5. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder says:

    Sea shells are a source of joy and laughter and mystery… wonderful words, Sanaa… πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

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  6. barbara says:

    Ahh, the secrets of the sea shells! The tides bring in so many stories with them, if we just listen! Wonderful poem, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

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  7. Thotpurge says:

    They do whisper secrets in our ears!

    1. Sanaa says:

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  8. Jae Rose says:

    I love the image of the sand as a page..i suppose if we pick up a piece of driftwood we can write whatever story we want upon it and as the sea washes it away so another story can begin

    1. Sanaa says:

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  9. Bjorn says:

    That song of seashells lives within…

    1. Sanaa says:

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  10. Old Egg says:

    Mankind’s fascination with the sea implies an inner knowing of our primordial roots searching for our unknown past. The susurration of the waves and the way shells whisper of the past give us that proof. I am glad I live close to the sea! Your posts always get me thinking.

    1. Sanaa says:

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  11. Your poem has made me yearn for the sound of a seashell pressed to my ear. Anything that has to do with the ocean and beaches and the sea… makes me think of home.

    1. Sanaa says:

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  12. Mary says:

    Walking along the ocean can definitely inspire romance! What couple can ignore the roar and rhythm of the waves…

    1. Sanaa says:

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  13. humbird says:

    ‘We gathered seashells from the shore’ – how nice to recall this in many years to come….

    1. Sanaa says:

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  14. Myrna says:

    Though I was by the ocean recently, I didn’t see any sea shells. Your poem reminded me to look for them next time. I like the rhyme in this and the truth of the last stanza. Actually, I liked it all.

    1. Sanaa says:

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  15. I especially love that closing line.

    1. Sanaa says:

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  16. panchali says:

    Sea shells are mysterious since they have the splendors of ocean tide! And.. tide is life! Beautiful poem, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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  17. Susan says:

    I have experienced this reckless siege of the non-judgmental sea, after the seashells, the glimmering and the whispering. Oh yes.

    1. Sanaa says:

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  18. gillena says:

    The sea is nothing more or less than the sea with its tides ebbing and flowing ensnaring us in awe

    Thanks for linking in at my Sunday Lime today Sanaa

    Much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

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  19. kanzensakura says:

    The mystery of the sea, the secrets of the seashells, the gathering of love….gorgeous.

    1. Sanaa says:

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  20. Gorgeous words, as always.

    1. Sanaa says:

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  21. Truedessa says:

    The ocean and it’s shells do sing to us.

    1. Sanaa says:

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  22. Steve King says:

    The sea is such a large part of literature–poetry especially. This is a lovely reflection.
    Steve K.

    1. Sanaa says:

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  23. tatius says:

    Very nice poem, brings back memories as a kid always told if you held the seashell to your ear you could hear the ocean.

    1. Sanaa says:

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  24. CC says:

    You’ve set such a picturesque scene, Sanaa πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

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  25. totomai says:

    Sea shells and ocean are therapeutic. I can spend all day at the sea. Thanks for this relaxing poem, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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  26. dsnake1 says:

    sea-shells have so many secrets to share!
    lovely poem, Sanaa. πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

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  27. Kerry O'Connor says:

    A beautiful song of the sea.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Kerry,

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  28. Wendy Bourke says:

    Wonderful words in this. Eloquent – and somewhat stirring – as indeed, the ocean stirs one’s soul, Lovely, Sanaa,

    1. Sanaa says:

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  29. ZQ says:

    I could hear the sounds and the song!
    ZQ

    1. Sanaa says:

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  30. Rommy says:

    Seashells have such lovely nostalgic music inside them.

    1. Sanaa says:

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  31. You created a wonderful image and it is so alive…

    1. Sanaa says:

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  32. You have expressed beautifully the visual and mystical lure of the sea.

    1. Sanaa says:

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  33. Kerry O'Connor says:

    Seashells sing one song for me…

    That is beautiful.

    1. Sanaa says:

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      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
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  34. The Real Cie says:

    What a beautiful picture! I believe I could sit for an eternity listening to the secrets of the sea shells.

    1. Sanaa says:

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  35. Reading it again, I particularly love the final couplet.

    1. Sanaa says:

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  36. Sea shells bring their own special music to the sands of beach worlds. Beautiful poem – especially the reflection in the final couplet.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Gemma,

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  37. ellecee says:

    You paint a beautiful picture of the seashore and it’s treasures. I am reminded of times spent in the same way,,

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Ellecee,

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  38. Raivenne says:

    What is it about seashells anyway? So irresistible.

    β€œPure the sand worked like page” LOVE that line, how many secrets were written and washed away in the tide never to resurface?

    1. Sanaa says:

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  39. Adam says:

    Really enjoyed this. The image of seashells whispering songs into one’s ear is really beautiful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Adam,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
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  40. Manicddaily says:

    The ocean is certainly super indifferent; lovely close. k.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Karin,

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  41. Jim says:

    Hi Sanaa ~~ I like to hear of people listening to the sea shells. I used to try also but have found out that I really can’t hear anything except echoes.
    Very pretty matches the pretty poem. Good job.
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Jim,

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  42. Sherry Marr says:

    Beautifully done, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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  43. Loved the revisit to this one…Again you caught me up in the allure of the sea.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Susie,

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  44. grapeling says:

    lovely pen, Sanaa ~

    1. Sanaa says:

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  45. Other Mary says:

    Lovely, lovely!

    1. Sanaa says:

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  46. Margaret says:

    The ocean offers gifts as well as grief. I collected seashells again this weekend, and yes, I wonder at each of their stories –

    1. Sanaa says:

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