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A Poem of the Seashore

A Poem of the Seashore
For Lynn

A poem of the seashore;
would you write one for me
of the shells and sliding sand?

All I see is horizon
releasing the moon
from a European land.

Behind in the east there's
a whisper so slight from a
place of seedling sun:

"Why do you stand at
the brink of night with dreams
that may not come"?

"Count on my light 
of daily routine,
obvious, safe, in tune."

I can't; I can't; there's
more to be had from
the place of the rising moon. 

I was born in the
gloaming of ocean surf 
at the brink of my dreams
at the edge of the earth. 

©Kathryn McLoughlin Collins
January 8, 2013

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  1. Date: 8/27/2013 11:14:00 PM
    Very good Kathy. I liked this poem.I think the third stanza is a quotable quote with a little tweaking. If I had one suggestion, It would be to make the last stanza the first. Thanks for an enjoyable read. Rockman :-)

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    Date: 8/27/2013 11:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sorry. I meant to say make the last stanza the second. I hate when I don't proof read. :-)
  1. Date: 8/8/2013 10:39:00 AM
    love the imagery Kathy a fine write (7) Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 5:49:00 PM
    I am mesmerized by your imagery and phrasing, '...shells and sliding sand,' ' the brink of my dreams at the edge of the earth,' a breathtaking piece so well conceived. With love, Keith

  1. Date: 1/19/2013 9:54:00 AM
    Dear Kathy, I've already read this twice in the last week or so... So maybe I should comment now... the sight of the sea at sundown/sunup (or even 'just' the thought of it) I find so inspiring/enthralling (what's the right word?)... love your imagery of all (sun, sea, moon...) and the notion of 'potential'... Love Terry

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 10:18:00 PM
    Love the way you rhymed this,,, from the place of the rising moon, ;} have a great day Kathy ;}

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 11:05:00 PM
    Oh Kathy I so truly love this one! The gloaming owns me utterly and its denial that it can ...surprised and thrilled me...with the push n pull as if the tide

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 9:27:00 PM
    What a neat conversation between the sun and the moon, both haqve their magic but i TEND TO SIDE WITH THE MOON. I had to read it again! Love, Lizzie

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 2:13:00 PM
    Breathtaking, my friend...the last two verses absolutely floored me - Tim