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Mid-summer breezes bellow a 
Whistling tune,
Echoing soft melodies freedom's,
 Playful abandonment.
Against sandy shores waves gently,
Multicolored shells mixing amongst,
 Rolling'n'turning hear the everlasting,
Gliding torrents dive through rough,
Greedily seagulls screeching, 
Screaming who was here first.
Snappy crabs running to and fro, 
Tasty morsels at a fleeing feast.
Then suddenly captured, dragged by, 
Watery under toes.
Rippling calmness returns at last, 
Basking in days repast.
Day break's glow warms mans soul, 
And awakens his heart.
Yet nay know mortal's eye can deny,
Such beauty that lies before him.
Tranquility's slumber lie thee down,
Gently rock me by the sounds of 
The sounding sea.
Release thus abandonment’s spirit,
Foam unto spray washes all my, 
Troubles away.
Here at night's curtain fall,
While stars above shimmer 
And shine.
Another morning sunrise appears,
But quietly I know longer remain.
Silence can become a bitter sweet,
Just once more to hear distant 
Loons calling sorrows cry,
But nothing except silences, 
Answers to me in still calm.


Copyright © cherl dunn

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  1. Date: 2/27/2015 7:24:00 PM
    What an awesome scene you have penned. Your poetry is full of joy and love of life and nature.

  1. Date: 10/17/2014 2:55:00 PM
    really love how you drew this cherl excellent pen dear friend beautifully painted

  1. Date: 9/4/2014 9:30:00 PM
    i love the ocean and the beach and this captures so much beauty and peacefulness of it. Love how you ended it with such poignancy. this was a gem I found way back here!!

  1. Date: 5/5/2014 12:43:00 AM
    Now this is what I call poetic landscaping!

  1. Date: 1/21/2014 9:25:00 PM
    I love the shhh! And the breeze of the big blue... Thank you for this relaxing scenery once again... love..Linda

  1. Date: 1/7/2014 10:56:00 PM
    Cherl Such lovely imagery and description. You took me on a journey to wonderous place told creatively and in a great tale. Nice job Thanks for the great comment on my Battle Of Love poem.

  1. Date: 11/19/2013 6:53:00 PM
    You really know how to set a scene. very beautiful, descriptive work. I enjoy reading your poetry. :) Keep up the lovely work. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 1:15:00 AM
    Dear friend, I will make time during my lunch break tomorrow to read your poem. I stopped by hours ago from my phone, but I can't give you the same comment as from my computer.... good night for now... xox~ Linda

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 1:13:00 AM
    Hello Cheryl, spotting this one on the front page. deep imagery, i like this kind of free verse when it comes to nature. ... CONGRATULATIONS:) on having your poem featured on the soups HOME PAGE. goodnight. <3 =LINDA=

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 11:21:00 AM
    Hi Cheryl great images painted and penned wonderfully, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 11:00:00 AM
    the moody ocean captured so well I can taste the salt.

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 7:37:00 AM
    I love the images your words allowed me to see Cheryl. I agree with Debra. Poetry is also about presentation, as is any novel, writings etc. Once you have posted onto the Soup's template, it may be worth looking over said piece and seeing if it's layout is to your liking. Other than my words again, you certainly know how to allow words to paint, James :)

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 7:46:00 PM
    You have a talent for word usage and the blending words well to show a picture or took me there. Question: Is there a reason your lines are so short, when some can be longer? Perhaps writing on a phone instead of a computer??

  1. Date: 1/7/2013 5:31:00 PM
    Very interesting, it takes me away to the sea, enjoyed your verse tonight xxx