Friday, May 4, 2007

Sunday Scribblings: Ocean


ocean wide, ocean deep
ocean's waves come and go
ocean wide, ocean deep
ocean's power flow


UPDATED June 9
Poetry left a comment which I think is worth posting
instead of just leaving it in the comment section. Thank you Poetry.


4 June 2007
After the storm, my mind cleared.
And a high wind arose and blew the tropics north.
running quartz crystals through a blender.
sand through your engines.
bubbles in your bays.
estuaries reaching out toward forbidden seas...
sand through your eyes.

5 June 2007
Calm as baby's breath
as peaceful as the storm's eye
Clouds spread and drawn with rough strokes
of stratospheric winds
a warm and windy tropical day.

7 June 2007
Black water at dusk.
Lighting on the horizon.
Warm winds coming in across the darkening waters.
A flash of white wings as an egret takes flight.
And Thunder like God clearing his throat.

8 June 2007
Morning star in the still of the clear, dark waters.
a sky as clear eyed as a young girl.
bruised and tattered storm remnants limp off in the gathering light.

9 June 2007
Tickled her fancy.
giggling all the day long.
pretty good for a Saturday.
Clouds on the lake floating aimlessly by.
She smiled big--grinned really.


*Photo was taken at the Makena Beach, Maui, Hawaii. We live 10 minutes away from this lovely beach. We are blessed and very thankful each day :)

*For more Scribblings on Ocean, visit Sunday Scribblings.

18 comments:

Jenn said...

I love this photo - so gorgeous! You really make me want to move to Maui ;)

Jen said...

is it a safe beach to swim at
we live across the road from a beach but it isnt safe to swim at :(

Kristen said...

Jealous!

Rob Kistner said...

Love the ocean too Liza. Beautiful photo. Fun little poem.

We are a short distance from the rugged Pacific Ocean coastline of Oregon -- the subject of mt post.

Bongga Mom said...

Now that is postcard-perfect. I love it!

Crafty Green Poet said...

What a beautiful beach! I watched a tv programme about Hawaiian beaches recently and the problems many of them face from plastic rubbish coming across the oceans from the other side of the world. Sobering programme.

Bohemian Mom said...

This photo says it all!
Gorgeous! I have never been to the ocean and can't imagine the joy of living so close to it!!!

Regina Clare Jane said...

Wow- those waves look so intense! A beautiful poem to accompany the poem!

Unfolding Rose said...

i can see the power flow of the ocean in your picture! looks fantastic there

Jennifer said...

very jealous right now. I've never even seen a real ocean except from a plane and out the airport window!

Onion said...

awesome pic!

Pigeon said...

What a beautiful picture!

Janie Hickok Siess, Esq. said...

You are very lucky to live so close to the ocean. I'm totally jealous!

sarala said...

Lovely.

gautami tripathy said...

Beautiful picture of the ocean.

angel said...

beautiful!

Tammy said...

Lucky gal!

Poetry said...

4 June 2007



After the storm, my mind cleared.


And a high wind arose and blew the tropics north.







running quartz crystals through a blender.

sand through your engines.

bubbles in your bays.

estuaries reaching out toward forbidden seas...

sand through your eyes.













5 June 2007




Calm as baby's breath


as peaceful as the storm's eye


Clouds spread and drawn with rough strokes of stratospheric winds


a warm and windy tropical day.










7 June 2007


Black water at dusk.

Lighting on the horizon.


Warm winds coming in across the darkening waters.


A flash of white wings as an egret takes flight.


And Thunder like God clearing his throat.










8 June 2007




Morning star in the still of the clear, dark waters.


a sky as clear eyed as a young girl.


bruised and tattered storm remnants limp off in the gathering light.












9 June 2007



Tickled her fancy.


giggling all the day long.


pretty good for a Saturday.


Clouds on the lake floating aimlessly by.



She smiled big--grinned really.