25 february

when the sea is still

walking on the seashore just before a rain

even the waves are quiet and gentle as they came up upon the shore

the air heavy with mist

those long lost to the sea

come up then to bathe the tears from their loved ones

and share the healing waters


 let those who worship summer days

come then 

and traipse across the sands 

and lay their blankets down

I will sit here now

and hold hands with gentle souls 

we will not see again

and feel their foggy breath against my cheek

and know a gentle yearning in my soul

when the sea is still


  1. So lovely ... perfect for this 'still' theme !
    Beautiful words !
    Nice week,

  2. Yes. Very still. Perfect.

  3. Beautiful scene.

    I love your poetry too. Have a wonderful week. xx

  4. The ocean is always a great place to be still for sure, gorgeous image and processing.

  5. Beautiful photo and sentiment. It is different to go to the sea in the winter. Just as enchanting, and no crowds traipsing along. Thank you for this peaceful post.

  6. I love the beach, anytime, always feels very peaceful - your photo is perfect for still.

  7. Beautiful, it perfectly sums up the feeling of stillness I love your words

  8. I lived for three decades on the Pacific West coast Canada, sometimes in isolated areas, you've taken a breath taking photo that mirrors your lovely prose or vice versa.

  9. ooooo this is gorgeous!

  10. Even though there is very little color in this shot, it's still beautiful! I love the serene feel of the beach fading into the sea and sky.

  11. Oh this is so lovely..both the prose and the photos.. very emotional, but is a quiet way.. Michelle from Nature Notes...

  12. I love this photo so much. It is so calm. The poem is also wonderful!


  13. Beautiful words and a beautiful image of stillness.


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