14 Sep 2011

Tides

Tides rise and fall, and in their wake
we're left to bridge the gaps they make
in sea wall barriers of stone.
We fight the sea, which on its own
can cause the very shores to shake.

Its salty waters cannot slake
our thirst for knowledge. It would take
a greater man than I to own
tide's rise and fall.

Such power we cannot mistake.
Beneath the foaming waves that break,
land masses, used to lying prone,
will take on shapes as yet unknown,
until wild water gods forsake
tides' rise and fall.

An In Tandem rondeau for Imaginary Garden... and shared with The Poetry Pantry.

19 comments:

  1. Seconding what Titus said. Has the ring of being a classic poem. (We dogs, Titus and I, think alike. LOL.)

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  2. Nothing mightier than God and Mother Nature, is there!
    Powerful imagery here. Lovely write.

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  3. Nothing can hold the power of the sea when it is inclined to evil.

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  4. Jabblog - the sea is not evil- it is merely being the sea, as is it's destiny!

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  5. Wanna go back to st ives, love the tides.

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  6. The words and picture seems to have unleashed a tide of creative energy. Just spectacular.

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  7. Stunning! I am glad I stumbled on this at poets United. I live near the sea and love poems about the subject. Nice form as well!

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  8. Fantastic form and lovely lilt to the poem, it flows with the rhtym of the sea itself. Well done.

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  9. I love this one! Of course, I am rather fond of the subject matter...Thanks for responding to the challenge--twice! I love that.

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  10. A second one? Now you're just showing off. Lovely ebb and flow to this one.

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  11. It would take
    a greater man than I to own
    tide's rise and fall.

    Ah, but it doesn't stop man from trying...

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  12. Jinksy- I love this one... especially the first stanza... and the chorus is perfect.

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  13. lovely really captures the force of nature ...thank you and for the wonderful artwork too x

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