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Below is the poem entitled Beached which was written by poet Judith Palmer. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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She beached at dawn to a clear sky
The sun rose to full height
Tickling her toes
She did not wake

She rolled on the shore in the afternoon tide
The waves lapping her body
Eyes closed
She did not wake

She stiffened at dusk
The tide ran out with her soul
Seaweed clung to her hair
She did not wake

She lay upturned to the stars
The moon caressing her hands
Sea shells weeping at her feet
She did not wake

She gave all to the icy depths
The sea reached out and held her
Rolling her back in carefully
So she did not wake.

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  1. Date: 8/3/2011 3:01:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one in the PoetrySoup International Poetry contest Judith. I wish you the best in the final round. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/26/2011 9:12:00 AM
    Congrats on this lovely work of yours being seen by other poets! :) Keep writing. You gave the picture of death with a tint of beauty. Not something easy to do.

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 7:21:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Judith. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/21/2011 11:31:00 AM
    A beautiful poem - thank you for sharing

  1. Date: 6/20/2011 5:20:00 PM
    Congrats Judith on this sad poem "Beached" being featured. Vince

  1. Date: 6/19/2011 11:06:00 PM
    Poignant ...the image is haunting...Nice.

  1. Date: 6/19/2011 2:51:00 PM
    Congrats Judith on your featured poem this week on PS.. a great one to share with us all luv.

  1. Date: 3/12/2011 5:13:00 PM
    Smile ~ enhancing the experiences all around; such as the state of emotions that the reader would find themselves within while as viewing say, this particular piece of artistics offering.... ~ Again, good to meet your precious light and keep brushing these canvas' of your priceless heart and Souls my dear Judith ~ "Love, 'Always,'" John! ~ Ps. Smile, and as for your beauties statement; "Yes," I Am but a desperado it does so seem, my dear; bye!:) ~

  1. Date: 3/12/2011 5:05:00 PM
    Smile ~ amid varied perceptions not only aside from the poets original intent of expressions etc., but also as viewed by the different eyes which behold its creation ~ A great example of this wonderful truth I would say is that I myself could turn this stirring verse in one direction or another and find an entirely different view thus to make my humbled com upon.... ~ Smile, truly beautiful really my dear but also, there are other factors which come into play thus only ~ Cont:)

  1. Date: 3/12/2011 4:44:00 PM
    Smile ~ first I wish to thank your beauty for stopping by my dear; very kind and yes, a great example from what you were saying would thus be found below amid Anthonys com upon this profound painting of a poe my dear but also, one of the many joys within verse which I have found amid my virgin so to speak moments of its knowing is that often times it is as an abstract canvass of which can be seen as your treasures had mentioned ~ Cont:)

  1. Date: 3/12/2011 4:04:00 PM
    This poem haunts ones thoughts through each and every stanza. Excellent piece.

  1. Date: 3/12/2011 9:53:00 AM
    Smile ~ Well then, it looks like She broke on through to the other side; good for her; out of the black and into the blue; sweeet, indeed ~ Ahhh, to see beyond the passing of but this blink in time is, to see ~ Very moving and soulfelt verse my dear so, keep brushing the colours of, love I would say ~ "Love, 'Always,'" John!:) ~