Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Sweet Journey


John F. Kennedy ~~ We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came. 

Cocoa Beach, January 2015 


sunrise 
feeling at peace
I'm set to walk the beach
happy, low tide arrived early
leaving in its wake a smooth-packed sand beach 
devoid of the crunchy shells bits
high tide scatters about
feeling thankful
sunrise 
night sky fading
blue tinged in orange and pink
breathtaking, the kaleidoscope  
sunlight peeks from behind the horizon
becoming one with the ocean
magnetic attraction  
picture perfect
sunrise 
soft waves roll in
gentle, soothing the wind 
accommodating Atlantic 
gonna be an awesome day for surfers
kite flyers and seekers of shells
six miles, I'm still walking
and in heaven
sunrise 




33 comments:

  1. There is something very special about the sea or the ocean at sunrise and you have described it perfectly.

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  2. Lovely place for a journey--at the edge of the sea. Nicely done, Helen. Has make me want to look up chained rictameter. Thank you for visiting my blog as well.

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  3. oh heck...take me to the beach with you...ha...long day at school...i could stand the warm sand and the rhythm of the waves....

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  4. Ah, there is no more beautiful walk than a walk on the ocean shore at sunrise. The colors can certainly be invigorating...and it sounds like 'heaven' indeed!

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  5. The serene beauty mesmerising each and every soul.

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  6. Like your endline summation of the morning walk on the beach, it just take me there

    Happy you stopped by to read mine

    Much love...

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  7. I just love that probably because i love walking on the beach and the diuscription is just perfect

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  8. This is so peaceful! Love this, Helen.

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  9. Very gentle and peaceful. I haven't been to the beach in a long while, thanks for the short trip.

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  10. You use the form to good effect. Peace is palpable.

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  11. You capture all the exhilaration and beauty of that seaside morning Helen--I am quite envious! But also so glad to have it delivered to my doorstep, as it were, in your writing.

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  12. A day at the beach always does feel like a beautiful journey of the soul. A peaceful one! Love this Helen!

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  13. “Chained rictameter”? Sounds kinky! I guess you know that our blood contains the same % of salt as seawater. I too love the ocean, and wish I lived near it, but not in Oregon, not with the threat of earthquake and tsunami. It’s scary enough living in Eugene.

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  14. Dearest Helen,
    Love the words and very much so the colors in your photos!
    Wish I would be at a warm beach like in Curaçao, for walks and for watching the sunrise and sunset as indeed it is magic.
    Sending you hugs,
    Mariette

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  15. Sunrise! Certainly it is heavenly! There are the coolness and colors of brilliance to precede the day! All on the horizon for all to see! Great lines Helen!

    Hank

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  16. Sunrise and ocean, a perfect combination! Nice poem...

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  17. Wish I could join you there, Helen. So good to see you... M.

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  18. May I please come over? Please! This snow is driving me nuts. I can't remember feeling the sun on my skin... *sigh*

    Love this. I can close my eyes and hear the waves, feel the warmth, remember spring is on her way...

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  19. Heaven indeed!
    Reading your poem, I thought of the beach & I wanna visit for real now :)

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  20. I have just returned from the seaside so I can relate. I love this poem.

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  21. Your words have a lovely flow, just like the ocean. The movement from sunrise to sunrise is done beautifully here.

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  22. A cleansing - it really is! I love early morning walks and sunsets at the beach. 29 days - saw 21 sun rises. That's quite a blessing.

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  23. beautiful lines..just love the beach anytime..

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  24. Lovely journey indeed, Helen. This was wonderful to read and I like the form.

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  25. This is a beautiful poem. Helen! I do feel connected to the ocean as I was born and lived my entire life on an island until two years ago. Now I am connected to the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. I do miss the ocean at times!

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  26. Helen, I had not realized that you were still posting so very sorry not to check in. Your pics are luscious and your life down there sounds very beautiful. Thanks for the peek. K.

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  27. Oh I would love the idea of beachwalking when winter still grips my heart with cold winds and darkness..

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  28. I like being near the Pacific because there's no way I would ever see a sunrise. I enjoyed your poem.

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