DRINKING ALCOHOL TAUGHT ME HOW TO FLY
THEN IT TOOK AWAY THE SKY

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

THE SEA...AND ME One Shot Poetry

The Sea and Me

One Shot Wednesday is where 
We gather to speak poetry. 
Write a poem. Join us. 
Fun begins Tuesdays at 5pm, EST.


DANCING DOLPHIN

THE SEA...AND ME
 

Light peeped once
from clouded eastern sky
like a blink
Day had just awakened.

Miles stretched each way
From proud, quiet bay
To immensity of sea.
THIS! for lone Peep--me

Barely discerned, that flash of first-light
As were--as if being switched on.
 
To muse of rosy fingered heavens
In number of thousands
Swam splashing silvered minnows
 
Next, in silent awe I saw a dolphin
Followed by two more seeming
To rise and fall in unison
Sliding under and above
Happy and free at home in the sea
 
Absorbed totally in my musings
I began almost not hearing bird-songs

JOY flowed through my veins
Into my heart--overcame!
No description
Possible

Still delightful frolicking porpoises
These happenings in near-silence

Earliness of it all first caught my
Attention, until silent sounds of nature
Brought me into this one reality:
Today, I have not had a drink. 

Neither had I to even think
about it. 

Mine is to wait--and
Be ready for God's next move
In my life...and yours!

--steveroni  

47 comments:

JStar said...

Such an inspiring muse Steve!

clean and crazy said...

this is so calming to read. lovely work steve

Brian Miller said...

you conjured much serenity in your words today steve...love seeing dolphins in the wild...

wonderful one shot!

Claudia said...

peaceful beyond description..this was wonderful steve - i'm taking deep breaths and already think i can smell the sea and see the dolphins play..

Lena said...

Ah, that was refreshing. I liked it!

I have a problem keeping up with Magpie Tales (much to my annoyance) but you may just have twisted my arm to join here, too. I'll pop back tomorrow and decide overnight - some chocolate may help, too.......

Lena
x

Carrie Burtt said...

Steve your love of the sea always flows into your beautiful poetry! Just love the last line..."be readu for God's next move in my life...and yours!"...inspiring indeed! :-)

The Best Drinker Ever said...

Sent you a message on here with my email. Cell's down for a few days.

Syd said...

Nice. I especially think that the dolphins communicate with humans. They are interesting creatures.

Kim A. said...

I think that would make a lovely morning prayer as I greet the day (I would substitute mental sobriety, of course!). What beautiful prose. I am going to attempt the one-shot-wednesday. Peace..

♥namaste♥

drybottomgirl said...

"Rosy fingered heavens" Steve, you truly have the heart of a poet....

Dulce said...

My dearest Veroni,
this is no doubt the best and most beautiful poem you've written (IMO)
Lately you seem to have a deep connectiona nd inspiration with the sea and its charms.
Lovely post
Great poem
..Best peep ;)

KB said...

Dolphines are such beautiful creatures. Nice OS!

dustus said...

Ah, the majesty of the sea can soothe the soul. Thanks for the poetic reminder.

Monkey Man said...

At one with a moment. It is as it should be. Here is my contribution to One Shot this week - The Touch.

Sylvia K said...

I am a great lover of the sea and this most certainly spoke to me and at a time when the soul could use a little soothing! Beautiful words and thoughts, Steve! Thank you for sharing!

Sylvia

Nick Rolynd said...

I loved the emotions that played out in the poem. Very expressive piece! =)

moondustwriter said...

From the first ray of light as it sparkles on to the sea to the realization that this beauty did not need the splash of a drink.
A profound one my friend

Moon smiles

ya gotta submit a poem for the One Shot competition plzzz

annie and katrin said...

gosh Steveroni, you had me all captured there, by the beauty of such encounter.
And then! you say the thing about a drink, and the spell is broken.
:) but i love that , i love to be in awe and then to be surprised by true nature. i call it joy.
great poem

Jerry said...

Big water is always an excellent muse don't you think? Thanks for the mini respit.

Shashi said...

Enjoyed reading this ... and in the end, the way you have brought into the realities of life, touched me..

ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
Twitter: @VerseEveryDay
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Beachanny said...

The interaction of man and nature. You must be moved by the same forces as Hemingway in Old Man and the Sea. He was down that way too. Fine images and the idea of man and his interaction with nature. Well done. Gay @beachanny (btw I did send an email. Hope you got it.)

G-Man said...

You gotta watch those critters..
A bit Randy they are...

Emmanuel Ibok said...

The last lines were excellent...it summed the whole poem nicely.

Cheers.

Desert Rose said...

ahhh dear Sterveroni..i love it, so peaceful..i almost saw the dolphins jump! lovely one shot :)

Mimi Valentine said...

I just started following you today,started my blog on Sunday and as i was paging through the blogs when i read your subtitle thing 'drinking alcohol taught me how to fly,then it took away the sky' I was so touched,coming from a family of generations of functional alcoholics [my father couldn't miss out i guess] your story is close to my heart cause often i'm scared that pesky gene might find it's way to me too.
Loved your poem <3

Wild Rose said...

Steve, beautiful scenery, i love dolphins and it a nice oneshot :)

Wild Rose said...

Thanks for the comment at my blog was not sure if to post it since i didn't know if you liked the vids or you didn't by the comment tone. You're welcome to repost the comment :)

signed...bkm said...

very nice and the blending of the seas beauty to your own internal peace is lovely....blessings..bkm

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

9th and 10th step promises in prose :)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I have had a lifelong love affair with the ocean, so I enjoyed every word and image in this poem. I especially loved "to muse ofrosy fingered heavens"....... tying the peace of the scene with your own serenity was unexpected and thought-provoking. Congrats on your journey, and on a very fine poem. I envy you being by the ocean!

Eric Alder said...

Wonderful mental images here... it's a shame that so many people are blind to the many beautiful things that happen every day.

Nice One Shot, Steveroni!

betweenhearts75 said...

So very very beautiful. =) This lovely poem brought a smile to my day! Great OneShot! ~April

Ces said...

OMG! That late night tax prepapration inspired you. I love that you use the word "discerned" because that's what I do in my professional life - write discern expert rule programs.

Okay, Steveroni, just for you. See my blog's sideboard for the history of a few paintings. Thank you for your interest!

Bella Sinclair said...

How is it one can sit by the sea and watch it for endless hours, the tide rolling in, rolling out, rolling in, rolling out. It's mesmerizing. And peaceful. And beautiful. Something greater than us. Beautiful poetry, Mr. Ne.

I've only seen dolphins from the shore once. They are amazing creatures, aren't they?

Not to steal the delight of dolphins, but I saw a video that delighted ME yesterday. See if you dare:
http://failblog.org/2010/10/05/epic-fail-photos-dolphin-fail/

Incidentally, Mr, Ne, DING DING DING DING! YOU. Yes, YOU. Have won. A plate of egg rolls. Tell me, are you related at all to the Knights who say Ni?

Tina said...

Nice, steveroni! A soothing, peaceful read. Nice imagery. We indeed wait for God. And He never fails.

Terresa said...

I enjoyed the imagery here, notably in the lines,

"Barely discerned, that flash of first-light
As were--as if being switched on."

I visited the ocean a few weeks ago, hadn't been there in a few years and it captivated me, completely, as you are captivated in this poem.

Pete Marshall said...

i really enjoyed this...loved the mention of the drink...but the following lines meant something to me

Absorbed totally in my musings
I began almost not hearing bird-songs

thanks for sharing with one shot..cheers pete

Glynn said...

Nature bringing us into awareness of ourselves, our failings and our triumphs. Good poem.

Steve said...

Great sea imagery. :)

):)(:( said...

i like your poem and the picture that went with it :)

Beachanny said...

Steve, I sent you another e-mail; however, it occurs it may be put in your spam mail box particularly the last one due to my name (unfortunately that sometimes happens) so ck there. Or write me at gaycannon@yahoo.com or mme.canongate@gmail.com

amanda said...

You have done an amazing poem...wonderfully penned for oneshot xx

Wind said...

Compliments!

Bruce said...

Check your gmail's spam folder... I just sent you another email. fiddlemn right?

gautami tripathy said...

Love the imagery..

ecstasies

Bella Sinclair said...

Wow, that's high praise. Thank you, sir. Your comment meant a lot to me.

-bellaroni

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