Saturday, July 2, 2011

Salt Water Gift



Salt water in the gulf
is a healer, buoyant
and giving.  Plays
     with me with sudsy
          like waves that bury
               my feet in the sand,
     then washes them free.
Salt water brings
     me gifts of seastars,
           sand dollars, and shells
     with seaweed bows.


14 comments:

Mary said...

Beautiful images in this poem! I especially love thinking about seaweed bows!

Anonymous said...

Judy
The gulf and waters near here a haven for me..floating on the waves without much effort andenjoying the birds and creatures that live in the sea..my grandchildren are learning to search in the sand and in the shallow water to find how lives there....CA

Victoria said...

Happy beach poem. I'm so glad Bob and I were in the Gulf a week ago and Ruth and Chris are taking Liam this afternoon for a day or so. He's been asking.

Ann said...

Great beach poem, Judy. I'm another who thinks salt water heals many things, physical and emotional, sometimes just letting us float easily.

Willow said...

Beautiful poem, Judy...I love the shells and sand dollars abundant on the Gulf coast...here they get smashed up, just shards is all we find usually. And, that's why you have such great sand too, like cornstarch and just as squeaky.

Lynne said...

Such a happy poem, Judy! I hope it inspires you to paint something to accompany it. I envision you painting just the feet with sea and sand all those wonderful treasures, including seaweed bows.

Promising Poets Parking Lot said...

special view,

love your highlight.

Daydreamertoo said...

Thank you for visiting me.
I see you love the sea too, nothing quiet as lovely as Mother Nature, is there~!

mindlovemisery said...

I really enjoyed the imagery and the sense of quiet wonder

Kim Nelson said...

Judy~
This touched me. I AM a woman who needs to step into the ocean every few months. The sea is calming,healing, soothing for me, too. It somehow offers balance.

Lena said...

Those sudsy waves. I can almost feel them!

Cut the crap said...

There's something funny about the way this poem is written, and the way the lines move further and further to the right as you move downwards. Interesting! Interesting with the high density of statements as well. It's kind of a "This is how it is. Just this"-poem (Hope I'm making any sense here).

Acoustic3 said...

Fantastic imagery. I want to go to the beach now. If only it wasn't Winter.

Peggy said...

Sorry to be so long in getting to read all these Judy. I love this take on the salt prompt, salt as a giver of gifts. Excellent description.