Yet the Sea

Photo by Adam Dustus

They say the sky’s the limit

But the ocean, yet your sky

Mirror, mirror

Glittering bright

The crystals on horizon blue

The winds upon your back.

Rest now ye weary masts

Float awhile upon your dreams

Soon enough the current

Will carry you home again.

This is a poem for One Shoot Sunday, from the poets that brought you the ever-popular One Stop Poetry. The poem is written in response to the picture prompt posted above. Picture prompt is by Adam Dustus.

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10 thoughts on “Yet the Sea

    • Thank you Claudia! Just popped into my head as soon as I saw the image. I was just up that way, too, a few weeks ago, enjoying the shoreline. Beautiful place.

      And I rather liked your piece as well! Strong metaphors–nice tie-in to life. Very reflective.

  1. Sometimes, it’s really nice to know that there is a (albeit really high) limit, and that you won’t get lost in nothingness… The oceans reminds us of that.. how admirable!!

    Very well put, Chris…

  2. Cool use of sensory details, Chris. Your concluding lines are both powerful and sentimental…
    “Rest now ye weary masts / Float awhile upon your dreams / Soon enough the current / Will carry you home again.”
    thanks!

  3. Oh I see Mr. Dustus beat me to the lines I would have re-iterated; they are so powerful and resonant. Liked your poem very much and you did expand the visual of the photo.
    Good work. Thank you for sharing.

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