12 Dec 2011

The Call Of The Sea



This detail from the Magpie Tales #95 illustration by Mostafa Habibi set my mind in motion...And I've also linked it to Imaginary Garden for their Open Link Monday.

Neptune's Kingdom curved around the globe;
waves whispered lyrics mermaids sang
in coral caves, when everywhere was water.
Their soft soprano salt-sprayed notes
danced above the deep wave’s roar
as ocean currents orchestrated music
in melodic symphonies, whose sounds
form a background to our lives today.
Without their ancient lays, where would we be?



33 comments:

  1. Beautiful poetry. Vivid imagery. :)

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  2. Where indeed? Great take on the sea and our relationship with it.

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  3. Loved this piece! So visual and tactile!
    Wonderful
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  4. Beautiful writing Jinksy.
    I loved....
    "in coral caves, when everywhere was water.
    Their soft soprano salt-sprayed notes
    danced above the deep wave’s roar"

    Wonderful. x

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  5. Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink? Oh, dear!

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  6. ah! I see what you mean now :)beautifully sensually alive poem.

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  7. Well thought-out; fine writing. For a different view of water, drop by...

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  8. The rhythm and flow of this is musical! I read it out loud twice.

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  9. This is a very beautiful lyrical poem.

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  10. your lines flow smoothly like waves along my imagination...lovely!

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  11. Soft soprano salt-sprayed notes--wonderful. K

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  12. Neptune and music! perfect!

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  13. This reads like a symphony... I especially like:

    soft soprano salt-sprayed notes

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  14. awash with music - beautiful lines Jinksy

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  15. Beautiful writing jinksy, It was the 'soft soprano salt-sprayed notes' that really captured me too. Ah, lays, from the ancient of days...

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  16. Dear Jinksy: Very classic and oppulent!

    whose sounds
    form a background to our lives today

    Love the blow-up picture of the sea as well.

    Chiccoreal

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  17. Add this to your winner column ....

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  18. nice...i love the sounds of the ocean...i return there often to find their rhythm...

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  19. A Wave Whispers from afar,
    To the coast we head in our car.

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  20. This has such a beautiful flow to it Penny....much like the sea! :-)

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  21. nothing like soft soprano notes (of course, the powerful notes are always more spine shuddering)

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  22. Straight from the pen of a true islander.

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  23. This is fabulous, Jinksy. I love it. It's everything everyone said above, which I need not repeat.
    Keep it coming!
    K

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  24. We all go back to the sea in so many ways.

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  25. Visiting from RT. Lovely imagery, Jinksy! Your words flow.

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  26. Well done Penny. I think your story covers the picture very well - Dave

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  27. Beautifully lyric and optimistic piece.

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  28. This one's a winner, I think. Well done, you.

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  29. I so love the waves of the ocean...I would turn myself into a mermaid if it was at all possible. this piece made me smile :)

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  30. A lovely, lyrical poem, Pen. Romantic to the nth degree...I love it!

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