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The Seaside

See the summer sun is glowing and the beach is baked with heat. Not a breath of air is blowing on the sand, beneath your feet. This is not a time to swelter, toss your book and pen away. Endless waves, your only shelter; won’t you join us, here, and play? Oh, the joy of being idle and heroically slack. Working hours, quite suicidal, with your cares upon your back. Now, perhaps you’ll stop your tasking, and you’ll come and be with us. We are here, all bathing, basking, swimming ‘naturalibus’! Stop and sit and watch the others, idling now, with nothing planned. Children play with Dads and Mothers, building castles in the sand. May I hope you love this weather and by touching up your tan? As we bask, now, all together, let's enjoy it - whilst we can! ~
For Gail Doyle's 'Castles by the Seashore' Contest by Charles Clive.

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  1. Date: 7/1/2012 11:11:00 AM
    I see that you won , you should have,this is a wonderful poem. Anne

  1. Date: 5/25/2012 10:11:00 AM
    What a joy to read. Congrats. Kathy

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 4:26:00 PM
    Congratulations on your placement in Gail's "Sandcastles" contest Charles. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 2:04:00 PM
    Congrats Charles on your special win luv vie

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 11:02:00 AM
    Congratulations Charles this is lovely could do with a tan top up before I rust anymore xx

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 10:29:00 AM
    Charles congrats on your win..David

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 8:57:00 AM
    Nicely rhymed and quite appropriately rhythmical...a pleasant and well-drawn invitation and celebration of seaside enjoyment. I enjoyed your poem.

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 8:44:00 AM
    Charles good entree, good luck..David

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 7:46:00 AM
    Warm and lovely written poem Charles, wish you luck in contest - hope for a win. - oxox hug Anne-Lise