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A warm breeze rushes from the sea
Fantastic in its multiple facets
Of grey, red, and blue,
of a dim light from the lighthouse
shining through the palpable fog,
The sun gleams with its last rays
Upon the ever-changing movement of waves
And patterns of tides reaching the ends of the world.

What of these waters?
Be they a peaceful lake
Wide, steady, and serene?
Or perhaps various rivers
Streamed hither and thither
In scattered uniformity?
Are there raging rapids, bright reflections
Evoking the greatest awe?!

None of this! Such matters are simplistic!
The scattered ocean, multi-faceted under the red sunset,
The crescent wanderer, dwelling in the placid seas,
The waterfall in its living state
With a Moonbow shining at midnight’s hour;
These are homes, seas for ages to come,
One hope is offered here:
To sink with one’s vessel
And float in the passing current.
This is a poem I wrote a while ago and then one day came back and found it in my folder of first drafts.
It is one that was sensual enough to me that I did not know why I had not typed it up.
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HurriFour Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2005  Student
your poems always remind me for my love of words and all their meanings and the situations they can be applied to... and most importantly the significance of poetry to my life. Am i being bold?
You're very inspiring
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2005   Traditional Artist
Gorgeous composition. I love the feeling of the words. The aquatic imagery evoked by the writing is wonderful. It's a very stylish and elegant piece. Exquisite.
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sharkoftheday Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2005  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you (I never know what to say). :) The words take me on their journey every time I read it also (strange things the words are, once they are out my mind they take on a life of their own and I must discover this new life like everyone else). I would imagine this is true for all forms of art.
Was it apparent this referred to the waters as a metaphor for the sky? That was the intention in everything, although the moonbow was used rather loosely in that manner.
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2005   Traditional Artist
You're welcome:). Beautiful work.
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hezekiah Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005
Serenity in Simplicity - a poem I wrote a long time ago... Kinda reminded me of it this did. Your poem is much better though, most a pity :). What can I say? You have a way with words & imagery.

An Awesome work!
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sharkoftheday Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005  Hobbyist Writer
Can I read it.
I still think you are always too hard on yourself. :hug:
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hezekiah Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2005
Thankfully, it exists now only in my head. I gave the written copy I had to some body, and a lightning strike took out the digital version. :)

Good riddance I say... A poem I was not fond of.

:D
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sharkoftheday Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2005  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! (Nature must not have liked the poem either. :D) Talk about circumstances.

Anyway, just wondering did you pick up that this was referring to the sky through bodies of water (collectively termed seas, somehow that works but I'm not sure how).
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hezekiah Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2005
Ha! - I guess a higher power was trying to tell me something... At least I got the message. :)

Yeah, I got the reflection of the sky... The Moonbow and sun light/rays give it away. :D
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sharkoftheday Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2005  Hobbyist Writer
Actually the moonbow was the only non-sky oriented image I used (although I guess I was still referring to a crescent moon). It is actually a natural phenomenon occuring at Cumberland Falls here in Kentucky and I believe Angel Falls somewhere in South America (it may be Brazil, but I am thinking Columbia). Anyway it is actually a silver "rainbow" that is caused by a full moon shining at a certain angle on the waterfall. I believe that there is the further stipulation that there must be a large amount of mist at the bottom of the waterfall to reflect the light, but I am not sure about that. Anyway, I have not actually seen this moonbow (we were there at the wrong time) but I have seen pictures of it and it is very interesting (again, think of a silver rainbow).

But yeah, more than reflections, the with wide, steady lake represented an indistinct sheet of a cloud covering the whole sky, and so forth. (Look at it in those terms).
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hezekiah Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2005
Ah, I see, very interesting. Kentucky's not too far away; maybe I'll see that water fall some time. Angel Falls is in Venezuela I believe... Or maybe in was Argentina.... I don't know, I think Venezuela, but wouldn't bet my tacos on it.
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sharkoftheday Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005  Hobbyist Writer
Until I saw that you said you lived in the Bible Belt I thought you were from California (for whatever reason). Anyway, I think Argentina, Venezuala is in Central America. Although I might have the waterfall confused and it is a completely different one somewhere in Brazil. (It is too confusing! I'll get over it though, I promise.)
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