Wednesday, September 22, 2010


This is my part in One Shot Wednesday
Please visit some of these beautiful Peeps


Gazing at the water's swirl
I see the paths of the world
This way...maybe that
Up, down or maybe not

Where do I look to see
You. Which direction to
Around my ankles the water
Seems to race
And begin
To drag me in

Are you in cold or warm?
Only could I take your arm
And with you flee
To go safely
To that place
Of peace
Tolerant happiness
And patient love

Image: Swallowed_In_The_Sea_by_Tonyryna


joanny said...


WOW a sensitive soul are thee, est-ce de la grande poesie.

Love your poem nothing amateurish here but then again you know that, it is as beautiful as the photograph of the sea.


clean and crazy said...

this is a great shot. and great work. well done my freind

izzy said...

Reminds me I owe the beautiful great waters a visit, soon! Thanks-

Kathleen Overby said...

Photo/poem - good pair.

Nevine said...

Steve, this has to be one of the most beautiful pieces I have ever read from you! Very soul-searching... very profound. We all seek peace... and understanding... and forgiveness (and that last is always the most difficult to find, it seems). So often, the sea is a mirror for our souls. Is it any wonder we find our thoughts drifting when we are by the water?

I loved every word you wrote here... expressed as if from the deepest gut of your gut... no, not as if. Very very beautiful, Steve! When you write... I listen.

Hugs to you,

Desert Rose said...

Loved the photo, the way you weaved your words along, left me in warmth..sensitive one shot it is..:)

JStar said...

I love this more than you will ever know Steve. I could sit by the sea and watch for hours in amazement. When I have a lot on my mind thats where I like to think and work my problems out...The sea just does so much for my soul...

dustus said...

Enjoyed the rhyme and sentiment of the lines. Great image too.

Jingle said...

a wise shot!

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

photo is wonderfull, the words too
see you

Monkey Man said...

It's an inside job. Great One Shot.

Brian Miller said...

you have sucha beautiful soul steve...esp love the going together to that place there in the end...great one shot!

G-Man said...

Take a Bow!!!

Manon Doyle said...

Awe.... you are a man of beautiful words! The pic is awesome...I wish that were me...: )

Claudia said...

…patient love…gripped me instantly
love the water picture you paint steve - and found me longing for standing barefoot in a stream...

Beachanny said...

It seems we have more in common than music. Thank you for coming by my place.
The ocean is such a panacea. I like the idea of going with the sea and not having it devour you. A sense of traveling to a place of calm and serenity. At least that's how I read it.Lovely work.
I know you have a wonderful place there in Naples to make music! So beautiful there. Thanks for linking and allowing me to read.
Gay (@beachanny)

drybottomgirl said...

You captured how I feel about God's love - how long, and wide and deep it really is.....

Lu Ann said...

And where`s that happy place?

I´d like to go... Can the sea take us there? Because Im planning to visit him very soon.


Maha said...

The beginning totally drew me in. It was amazing!!

Syd said...

The sea has lots of mysteries, doesn't it?

Linda said...

steve, these words are just magical, you are such a fantastic writer and the words do conjure up the romance of the sea... and this photo is gorgeous..i will go see the peeps there:)

Pauline said...

when you find that place, let me know

beejayjr said...

Quite evocative a mood you've created. Nice one-shot.

Teresa said...

This is beautiful. You chose a perfect picture for this. Nicely done.

alex said...

"and begin to drag me in"
that smy favorite part really scary

haisley said...

i like the photo and ofcoarse the poem. Great one shot!lol..
thanks for visiting my site

HisFireFly said...

Don't we all want to find that place of peace?

Beautiful pic too

Scott said...

Forgiveness is always part of it. I like the cadence of "Gazing at the water's swirl/I see paths of the world..."

Wind said...

I see you
flying above,
I wait for you
send me an angel


Scott said...

beautiful Mr. Roni!

Destroy, she said said...

I don’t know your name but I know you are from the sea.
I can see the scales of fish reflected in your eyes.

Toyin O. said...

Lovely words.


Toyin O. said...

Lovely words.


Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

What a very profound piece! I love the great sentiments and vivid images that this poem conjures.
Beautiful words and thoughts!
You got me hooked with this one.

Thanks so much for sharing this gem, Steve.

B :o)

kkrige said...

I love the pairing of the photo with the poem. A beautiful image of love.

Pete Marshall said...

the photo was a great start to a wonderfully written poem...thanks for sharing with one shot...pete

Susan at Stony River said...

So nice!
I could sit by the sea and watch it forever.

RNSANE said...

What a wonderful poem and a most enticing picture to go with it. I am lured by the waves, rolling in and out.

PattiKen said...

This very powerful and moving. Great One Shot.

moondustwriter said...

I love the beckoning of your poem. It is powerful and compelling. Just like the one who makes the call.

Nice One Shot

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