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Dark clouds mingle with light
Above the sandy windswept shore.
In solitude I ponder the 
Gentle restless waves--
I regulate my breathing to the 
Rhythm of their ebb and flow.
I surrender my soul
To serene surroundings
As I let its beauty enter
To restore my shattered soul.
The deeper I breathe in,
Then slowly exhale—
The greater swells my soul
With sweet serenity
Until I feel my spirit rise
Above the clouds to embrace
The welcome warmth of the sun.

*Islay, is in Scotland. My poem is about
Lossit Bay, on the West coast of the Rhinns of Islay

For Carol Brown's contest "What's Your Pleasure"

Copyright © Connie Marcum Wong

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  1. Date: 4/1/2012 12:26:00 PM
    Beautiful imagery Connie, give me a feeling of peace just reading it. I hope your eye is healing well! Luv, Elizabeth

  1. Date: 8/20/2010 1:21:00 AM
    I really enjoyed reading this Connie-- can't help but let my wander to this place of which I've never heard before and just picture it in my minds eye using your beautiful words-- this just made me feel so relaxed-- beautiful write! Base from what I read here, I see that this won, and very rightly so! Wonderful peaceful write-- hugs nikko :)

  1. Date: 8/16/2010 2:53:00 PM
    Just stopping by to remind you of my newest contest The Birds And The Bees. I hope you will enter the contest if you haven't already Connie. Thank you if you have already entered or plan on entering. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/13/2010 4:06:00 PM
    McWow, being a Scotsman, what has drawn me back to this small Isle of poetry in such a vast expanse of words. It's to say a lovely thank you to Miss Connie Marcum Wong, to thank her for her always kind comments on my humble writes >> James,xx

  1. Date: 8/11/2010 9:06:00 PM
    Wonderfully written, Connie. I could feel the waves in your words. Congrats on your win in the contest. Dan C

  1. Date: 8/9/2010 5:23:00 PM
    Next time I'm on the sunset beach alone I will recite this to myself- great write!

  1. Date: 8/6/2010 6:34:00 AM
    Many congratulations Connie on your win in Carol's fine contest with wonderful piece on The Isle of Islay >> James

  1. Date: 8/5/2010 5:58:00 PM
    I enjoyed this and your little moment with Nature. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 8/5/2010 5:17:00 PM
    Congrats on this well deserved win, Connie

  1. Date: 8/5/2010 4:26:00 PM
    Congratulations Connie. On your worthy of winner circle write. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 8/5/2010 1:18:00 PM
    Congrats Connie on your winning poem in Carol's contest with this lovely piece as I read yesterday .. simply lovely... enjoy another momentous victory my friend..with luv...

  1. Date: 8/5/2010 1:15:00 PM
    Congratulations on your placement in my contest Connie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/4/2010 8:57:00 PM
    Lovely flowing lines Connie and such a great footnote to help the reader understand the beauty of your words.. I am certainly flying high this week with all my number one wins.. so awesome..when u are happy to the fullest it spills over into everything... appreciate your warm and welcome comments tonight.. friend..with luv..

  1. Date: 8/4/2010 5:21:00 PM
    wow, this is an awesome entry. How will she ever choose from people's favorite poems like this?? gosh, this must be new. I sure do not remember ever seeing it before. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 8/4/2010 11:54:00 AM
    Reads like a lovely relaxing place to be...I could feel the ocean and catch a whiff of the salt air...Enjoyed..Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my work..Sara

  1. Date: 8/3/2010 5:50:00 PM
    Your poem is a breath of air, lovely breath of Scotland. Makes me want to inhale...and be at peace. Nice one, Connie! :)