Oceans and Seas

Oceans and Seas

How you enchant me, bewitch;
With your song so powerful and true
at times whispering sweet
at times roaring with incredible might.

This day you decided to play
Orchestrate every pebble on a shingle beach,
As each wave rolled them towards the shore
then withdrew, returning again.

And again, and again,
hypnotizing and bewitching tunes.

Today you were playful, I was grateful
as this was my first trip out, in a year and a half;
The joy to meet again was beyond words.

With your friend, the wind, you can cause
Hurricanes, tsunamis but also gently roll,
Tickle my toes along the surf.

I love you ocean and sea, thanks for still being you,
Powerful, yet kind.

Β© miriam ivarson

34 thoughts on “Oceans and Seas

  1. Excellent poem, as always. So pleased you got to visit your old friend the sea again. I was lucky that, except for the first 6 weeks of lockdown last year, IΒ΄ve been able to visit the sea most days. Kept me sane. xo

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  2. Darlene, thank you so much 😊. Nature is indeed a great healer and inspirer.
    It is wonderful that you have so easy access. The Lodge was also sat in a forest so I really had the best of two life giving forces. X

    Miriam

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  3. A reminder to find a shoreline to walk, to heal, to enjoy. My favorite lines, reminding us of what is eternal: As each wave rolled them towards the shore then withdrew, returning again.
    Water calls us to serenity and we all seek it. Lovely poem, Miriam.

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    • Thank you, Sharon, for your thoughtful and beautiful comment. I am so glad you could hear and feel the ocean too, a most beautiful song. I also feel serenity by the sea, its rhythm so soothing and also so free.

      Miriam

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    • Thank you so much, Andrea, it was special. Like a deep hunger being calmed. I have always been delighted by the sounds of pebbles moving rhythmically by waves. Or sand for that matter. Coming from a rocky coast I heard a totally different sound.
      There is music in all 😊.

      Miriam

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    • Your wonderful comment made my heart sing, thank you, Curt.
      Make the system jump start’ , that is how it feels. That feeling of peace and belonging. Normally I would have spent at least a month in summer by the sea but Covid stopped travel.
      Keep well

      Miriam

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  4. Miriam, a wonderful poem inspired by your first visit to the sea for such a long time! The sense of joy shines through, the sea (and your) playful nature at the fore! Through your words, I can hear the orchestra of pebbles along the shore – a melody just for you and to celebrate precious reconnection with nature. I am so happy for you, my dear friend! Wishing you many more such outings! hugs xx ❀️🎈 btw. I love both the photos … the beach seems endless, soothingly so!

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    • AnnIka, your comment is so full of joy and shine that I feel as if you had experienced similar events after the long life of lock down.
      I love being called playful and believe it is important in life to retain the inner playfulness with which we were born.
      The sea and oceans fill many with its greatness and yes, playfulness.
      There is so much surrounding us to lift spirits and for us to take part. We just need to open up. Not hurry so much.
      Thank you, Annika β™₯️

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  5. That looks like here where we live, behind our house.
    To be at the sea is great, isn’t it? We live next to the sea for many years and still find it special.
    Thanks for sharing
    The Fab Four of Cley
    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you, Klaus, for your wonderful comment. First I apologize for not having noted your comment being hidden in spam. Not my wish.:)
      I lived by the sea for many years, West coast of Sweden, and know what you mean. I could not tire of seeing the sea or hear it. I take it you live on the East coast so not so far from where we visited.
      Glad I found you.

      Miriam

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  6. We’ve been longing to visit all the lovely places of the world, so many of them near enough that only an hour’s drive will take us someplace beautiful. Your lovely poem reminds me how much I crave the natural world to bring me joy and serenity.

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    • Dear Sharon, first, apologies as I didn’t see your lovely comment until now.
      Thank you for reading and commenting. It is wonderful to live within so easy reach of beautiful and nurturing nature.
      Like you I find it gives joy and serenity. Revitalises us.

      Miriam

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