Saturday, January 19, 2013

Blue Ocean


blue ocean on my mind
kind, gentle waves beckoning
imagining beach walks, hand in hand
sand in my sandals, footprints next to mine
sunshine, the color of gold
cold no more on this wintry day
gray, ice melting away, my heart warming
yearning, hoping, wanting
nothing but clear skies, serenity
longevity of love everlasting


I have been taking lots of photographs the last few days, but it's been so foggy and cloudy that all the pictures come out looking gray. I have been yearning for sunshine, blue skies and the calmness of the ocean. And since it's too cold to go to the beach, all I can do is imagine it and visualize it. There is something so serene about the ocean that it brings me peace and joy. Ah yes, those romantic walks on the beach!
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My poem has been inspired by the "Sunday Mini-Challenge" at Imaginary Garden With Real Toads. The theme is to create a poem with a chained rhyme, where the last word of one line rhymes with the first word of the next line. This was challenging indeed, and I had to write it in free verse first, and then create the rhymes. But in the end it was fulfilling and fun. Here is to blue oceans and love everlasting. Enjoy the photos and poem!
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33 comments:

  1. I LOVE that stone breakwater leading me into your ocean scene... I'm so glad you came by to share on Weekly Top Shot #66!

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    1. Thank you, Madge. Yes, the stone breakwater adds perspective. Thanks for hosting :)

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  2. Gorgeous blues and grays! I want to paint a room those colors! Very challenging word play, but you did an amazing job! As always, Loredana, lovely words, lovely photos. xx

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  3. Your photos definitely warmed this winter day!

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  4. Gorgeous waterscapes and a lovely poem! Looks like a beautiful day! Happy Sunday!

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  5. Your brought your wonderful photos of the beach to life with your words.

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  6. Very well done to the form - the rhymes like a gentle lapping of waves. k.

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  7. Lovely photographs ~ I like the gentleness in your words, good work on the form ~

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  8. I'm glad you found this fun as well as challenging, as it has given us a very graceful and fluid poem. You've done a good job with chaining your rhymes, and keeping them understated yet effective. The ocean is like the moon, she is always compelling us to write about her, and you give her a strong personality here. Thanks for participating.

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    1. Thank you for your thoughtful analysis of my poem. I enjoyed writing to this form, and thanks for the informative tutorial :)

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  9. Living near the ocean is great, although sucks when you can't go because of the crap snow. Made me want to go to the beach more now. Great shots too.

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  10. I know just what you mean... I have spent time this week searching beach house rentals and planning my annual September trip. Isn't this form fun? I enjoyed writing to it and I really like your successful result. You followed form and came up with a meaningful, lovely-to-read poem.

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  11. Sono così contenta di passeggiare con te,sulla riva del mare.
    Sono nata in un luogo dove per 25 anni ho avuto nelle orecchie il rumore del mare. Trovandomi a vivere in luoghi senza mare questo suono mi mancava.Conservo ancora conchiglie raccolte 43 anni fa passeggiando sulla riva, insieme a quel ragazzino che oggi è mio marito.In alcune,ai tempi,ho scritto la data...per non dimenticare quei giorni che a volte danno senso ad una intera vita.Mi ritrovo,con dolcezza di cui ti ringrazio, nelle tue parole e nelle tue immagini,cara Loredana! Un grande abbraccio,Rita.

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  12. Beautiful poem and photos! Makes me long for the beach and warm days too!

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  13. What a wonderful format for a poem! It's about this time every year that I start longing for warmth and tropical getaways, too! Thanks for your kind comments on my blog. I'm glad I found you, too.

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  14. Your pictures are beautiful and so are your words.

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  15. Beautiful job with the form. I found it really challenging, too.

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  16. I really like how you worked the chain form; and you really made me yearn for summer and the beach with your well chosen words!

    http://inthecornerofmyeye.blogspot.com/2013/01/drip-drop.html

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  17. Ah yes, here's to blue oceans everywhere! Lovely photos with matching words.
    K

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  18. I think about the beach a lot... live about an hour and a half from Galveston and spend a lot of time there. Great pic, too.

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  19. I didn't feel I was 'in' a form but moving along with it and the subject is my favorite..nicely done;)

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  20. Nothing like a good love poem, and your photography (not just here, but throughout your posts) is just marvelous.

    You said you did my January 11th Fireblossom Friday "doubletalk" challenge at Toads, but I can't find it here. Sorry if I missed you; I try not to miss anyone who participates in my challenges.

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  21. This makes me want to take a peaceful walk along the endless seas...

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  22. Just gorgeous... photos and poem both, Loredana!! So creative...thank you for your visit and for linking your work...it's a pleasure!!

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  23. Beautiful words, and equally beautiful photographs, Loredana.

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  24. The poem is awesome Loredana , well done, surely not an easy task. Ant he photos just make you looooong for summer ! Have a nice day.

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  25. The sea is never to far away from us in this country, and yet we have to make a trip and plan for months.

    Sometimes, it roars and other times, the sea whispers,Loredana.

    Your poem made me miss the sea, especially the sea of my childhood and picnics on the beach.

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  26. Che bella visuale, immaginarsi a passeggiare sulle spiagge lungo il mare! stupende le tue foto! ciao Cri

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  27. I love your poem and the photo...I just took a much needed deep breath....Michelle

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  28. Lovely shots Loredana
    hug
    Morris

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