Sunday, March 2, 2014

An ocean of devotion




Here, I wait for your arrival
Where the sky swarms of gulls
And the ocean glints golden dawn
Weaving endless dance of dragons

The shore is my constant, my anchor
As I await for your arrival
As summer greens & yellows the field 
As autumn reaps its bounty of leaves

The pebbles & shells hear the roar
Of the vessel's mighty bows and oars
Here, I await for your arrival
as black ship clears into the harbor- 

An arrow pierces my chest
The flags fly and white mast unfurls -  
The sun, a beautiful maiden at rest, rises  
as I wait for you, here -    

“The heart can think of no devotion
Greater than being shore to the ocean-
Holding the curve of one position,
Counting an endless repetition.” 
― Robert Frost

Posted for Imaginary Garden for Real Toads - A tribute to Robert Frost
and Poets United - Thanks for the visit ~  Poetry form:   Quatern poem

45 comments:

  1. so much anticipation in their arrival...in the waiting...the waves counting the rhythm as they lap against the shore....each one drawing them closer....nice form in this grace...happy sunday to you

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  2. Great tribute and I love the ocean. Beautifully written.

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  3. you've expressed this moment of a beautiful ocean wave with that all inspiring notion of anticipation. lovely, Grace-fully done

    gracias

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  4. How lovely! Endless anticipation and endless arrival all wrapped into one like falling in love every minute with the same partner, like feeling God's Grace. Simply the BEST!

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  5. What a beautiful setting in which to wait for one's love, Grace! The ocean is beautiful at any season of year.

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  6. A beautiful tribute to Frost....

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  7. What a lovely feeling you leave me with.. the shore what a beautiful place to be. still there are those dark ships and piercing arrows.

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  8. amazing... nice images, and the last verse is painfully beautiful.

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  9. Must be painful in a way with all that anticipation waiting and waiting, but a great place to wait

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  10. "The sun, a beautiful maiden at rest, rises
    as I wait for you, here - " What a beautiful poem Grace.

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  11. I always adore an ocean poem. I especially like how the repeated line weaves through it to tie it all together. I marvel at the photo and wonder at the gold on the waves. Wow!

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  12. Beautifully written Grace--I love the ocean--it's sounds and smells a part of my bones I think

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  13. Beautifully written, Grace. This poem reminded me of Portuguese Fados, whose reference to longing loved ones who sailed away somewhere is so weary and strong.

    Have a good Sunday.

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  14. This poem brings out some strong feelings in me, a very nice read!

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  15. the shore here has been sloping 8-15 foot swells. only the most intrepid dare the waves, as the ground slurps the rain. they say it'll take 3 years of above average rainfall just to make up for the drought. a few days of a few inches, while needed, are just a whisper of an appetizer ~

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  16. You sound VERY Frost-like. Nicely done! And the ocean... Oh! The ocean!

    http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2014/02/27/prompts-and-promises/

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  17. Well, I always enjoy a good poem about oceans..

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  18. Nice use of the form and also I live hte way the frost poem flow directly from yours quite seemlesly.

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  19. nice take on the Robert frost quote... anticipation is sometimes like a drug... or at least an energy drink.. it keeps you going...

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  20. Oh, what a lovely metaphor of yearning & waiting ... beautiful imagery and fitting tribute to Frost :)

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  21. "The pebbles & shells hear the roar
    Of the vessel's mighty bows and oars"

    Love this and your repetition too, befitting of the topic.

    Beautifully written, Grace!

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  22. Sigh...beautiful. That photo is stunning.

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  23. A seemingly endless longing coupled with breathtaking nature imagery. Loved it.

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  24. Oh, Grace! This is just amazing! I am in awe of your poetic skills! It actually made me think of Pablo Neruda! :-)

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  25. Effortlessly your words melted with Robert Frost's. Absolutely beautiful Grace.

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  26. This is a wonderful piece of lyrical poetry which evokes the ever-present sea.

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  27. Perfection in complex poetic form ... smiles.

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  28. I lot of romanticism apparent here...I envision it as waiting for one's love across the endless seas.

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  29. Very nice. The ocean and shore really have a close relationship.

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  30. The quatern is not easy to do well. You have rocked it.

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  31. I love the setting you have painted for us, Grace! A beautiful poem!

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  32. You are simply amazing, Grace. Your words match the picture perfectly. And, that picture is stunning! As always, thank you. Have a beautiful week!

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  33. This is a one in million shot!!!

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  34. absolutely beautiful dear Grace, amazing!!

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  35. Love 'Weaving endless dance of dragons' ~ nice lirical poem

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  36. Lovely poem (and picture). I like the way you use the quatern, and vary it at the end.

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