Pacifico

A 55 for the Toads Prompt – Art Flash 55. I have done a 55 in honor of Galen and in honor of Kerry who visualized these beautiful oracle cards. I will miss all of you. Hope I see you around on the blogosphere.

Pharos ~ The Lighthouse
Kerry O’Connor
@skyloverpoetry

 

Pacifico
“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.” John F. Kennedy

the ocean is almost silent
but for the suck of sand and
snap of bubbles –
a heartbeat rhythm.
the body always a sea folded
in on itself,
a nautical chart folded into a paper cup.
it is peaceful most of the time.
glinting in blues and greens
reflecting the bright moon at darkest night.

26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sherry Marr
    Dec 06, 2019 @ 19:13:27

    Toni, this is extremely beautiful. Truly. I especially love “the body always a sea folded in on itself.” Gorgeous.

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  2. Kerry
    Dec 07, 2019 @ 02:02:37

    This is simply put, brilliant. I love the comparison between the ocean and the body.
    This is my favourite line of all: a nautical chart folded into a paper cup.

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  3. kim881
    Dec 07, 2019 @ 04:20:04

    I love the sounds in your poem, Toni, the ‘suck of sand and snap of bubbles’, and the ‘heartbeat rhythm’, and the lines:
    ‘the body always a sea folded
    in on itself,
    a nautical chart folded into a paper cup’.
    We came from the sea, we are surrounded by the sea, we are the sea.

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  4. Susie Clevenger
    Dec 07, 2019 @ 13:59:46

    This is beautiful…In this tranquil peace I hear a hint of what the sea can become when it writhes in storms..We must gather peace close to keep us when we ride the storm.

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  5. sanaarizvi
    Dec 07, 2019 @ 14:15:41

    This is so beautiful, Toni ❤️ I especially love; “the body always a sea folded in on itself, a nautical chart folded into a paper cup.” 🙂

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  6. hank77
    Dec 07, 2019 @ 22:12:47

    kaykuala

    snap of bubbles –
    a heartbeat rhythm.
    the body always a sea folded
    in on itself,
    a nautical chart folded into a paper cup.

    Great choice of words very apparent in all of your postings, Toni! Wonderful to read such talented creations!

    Hank

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  7. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Dec 08, 2019 @ 05:11:54

    You have captured the wonderful essence of the sea… we are all in love with it’s beauty

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  8. magicalmysticalteacher
    Dec 08, 2019 @ 09:57:54

    I’m drawn to your poem as the sea is drawn to the sand. It is lovely.

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  9. Helen L Dehner
    Dec 08, 2019 @ 10:12:22

    One of my all time favorite JFK quotes, you have done it proud.

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  10. Vivian Zems
    Dec 08, 2019 @ 11:11:39

    the body always a sea folded
    in on itself……. lovely!

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  11. fireblossom32
    Dec 08, 2019 @ 11:19:11

    As I expect you know, the salt content of ocean water and human blood is said to be the same. No surprise, eh?

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  12. Myrna
    Dec 08, 2019 @ 17:19:43

    You make the fascination of the ocean even more beautiful and mystical. Lovely writing.

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  13. Just Barry
    Dec 08, 2019 @ 22:36:33

    Beautiful and tranquil. i feel the gentile sway of the ocean in your words.

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  14. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Dec 09, 2019 @ 01:15:59

    A most beautiful poem (for a beautiful image). How well you capture the night sea in that particular mood. (I am a great lover of the Pacific Ocean.)

    The Kennedy quote is very interesting – and even more so how you take it further with the reference to the heartbeat rhythm etc. And I love the wealth of the unsaid in the calm, restrained, ‘it is peaceful most of the time’.

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  15. Linda Lee Lyberg
    Dec 09, 2019 @ 11:14:57

    You have captured the sounds of the sea so well Toni!

    Reply

  16. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar
    Dec 09, 2019 @ 22:59:50

    Gorgeous quote and poem!

    Reply

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