Sunday, April 14, 2013

One sunny afternoon





white boat 
tugs the children:   
let us sail to the sea-- 
treasures await us.  the sky calls-  
bluest

of clouds,
cradling waters
warmed by shells, weeds & crabs-  
buoying the children on its womb,
they're off--



Posted for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Sunday Challenge:  Joaquin Sorolla
and Poets United
Poetry form:  cinqauin (2-4-6-8-2 syllabic count) 

42 comments:

  1. Isn't this wonderful, Grace? The sea calling the children, and the artist's use of the light reflected from the boat, to show the children in the water!
    A beautiful poem, indeed.
    K

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    1. The textures on his paintings are indeed amazing ~ Thanks Kay ~

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  2. when i was a teen we used to sail every summer on a rive in northern va...made me think of that...there is a nice peace to this...

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    1. The freedom to sail during the summer, that must have been lovely ~ Thanks Brian ~

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  3. Be so nice to see the kids in the sea and warmth of summer as I swing from a tree.

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    1. If only spring will come faster ~ Thanks Pat ~

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  4. Joyful n' calm...
    This reminds me of my young days by the shore~
    Beautiful!

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    1. The boys sure look like its a lot of fun ~ Thanks Andrea ~

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  6. This poem is filled with such joy, Grace! Beautiful interpretation of the picture.

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  7. Your poem is as buoyant and full of playfulness as the children in the painting, Heaven. Cinquains can sound stiff sometimes, but yours flow like the waves. Thanks for participating.

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  8. Captures the innocence and joy of a childhood summer day! Lovely
    Don't Lay Me Down

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  9. I love that painting--Gorgeous!! And I love your poem even more--the sky calls-bluest-of clouds--those line breaks and words are so wonderful they make me smile :-)

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  10. The warmth of summer, be here soon I hope

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  11. Yes the sea is and yes they are definitely off. The only way to be in the clear clear sea...I do hope they make certain no crabs took up residence before they are retrieved. Nice piece of whimsy.

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  12. Sorry I'm just now visiting but I've had problems with my blog site.

    Beautiful Sorolla and wonderfully complimented by your light and lovely piece

    :-{)

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  13. Love the words here my friend. And the picture makes me want to play in the water!!

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  14. Makes me want to sail away ... lovely, Grace :)

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  15. It's magical how your words blend perfectly with the image ... beautifully rendered !!!

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  16. You know how fond of brevity and concision I am. This hits the mark with me.

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  17. This is lovely, Grace. The two stanzas of cinquain form hold together beautifully. Your writing is so vibrant.

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  18. Children in the sea - beautifully described.

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  19. Children ~ at the drop of a hat (or should I say pants) ready to frolic in the sea! Very nice.

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  20. treasure awaits us - love this wonderful image

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  21. Lovely. You're good at form and content fresh as always.

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  22. when I was a..kid I always love to sail. we were.a fun time there especially.in.summer.
    Grace that is a really lobely.poem:)

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  23. buoying the children on its womb,

    brilliant line. Well done.

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  24. Sounds like they are having fun!

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  25. Wonderful captured moment, and imho very superior use of cinquains.

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  26. I love your work Grace, this is what I aspire to.

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  27. Beautiful words describing a lovely image!

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  28. oooh, I do love me a good adventure, but I'm afraid of the sea....

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