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LOVE God is always love Forever seek the kingdom; Praise the creator Keep giving what you can give Please endure until the end ANGELS Beautiful Heavens Protecting the meek ones earth Watching over us Helping us to cope with life Comforted with hope and trust MUSIC When you find rhythm You find your hearts inner core Celebrate the times Make them better than before Reminisce and dance all night

Copyright © humble b | Year Posted 2013

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Beach of Bliss

Sultry summer night;
stars are winking at the moon.
As I gaze at you,
ocean’s tide rolls in. . . . We kiss.
Stars now wink at us! What bliss.

For Brian Strand's
FOURS AND FIVES single poem of 4 or 5 lines,
any form or theme Poetry Contest

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2011

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Soothing coolness


      As the tide flows in

           caressing the burning sand 

                a soothing coolness

                      resounds around our footprints

                            left behind at waters edge

Copyright © Sharon Ruebel | Year Posted 2013

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Beach Park Tanka

Blue ocean vistas
Rainforest encroaches down
Tree roots over stone
Vines reach, wind, twine and climb
Clutching trees that cradle them

Burleigh Heads beach path
Pandanus groves, mangroves
Strange variety
Spiky bushes, towering trees
Tiny flowers underfoot

Raggy  paperbarks,
Log bridge, white sand, shallow creek
Invisible birds give song
Each day travel the same path
Only to find it diff’rent.

Copyright © Suzanne Delaney | Year Posted 2014

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Sunday Drive

a long Sunday drive
south on a winding beach road
to find my poem
I listen for profound words
from a knowing wind and sea

written 3/30/15 for Rick's One New Tanka Contest 

Copyright © Rhonda Johnson-Saunders | Year Posted 2015

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Sea Glass

Sun-kissed sea glass,
formerly discarded trash, 
illuminates the coastline,
sparkling like brilliant gemstones,
around a supple neck.

Copyright © Valerie Staton | Year Posted 2015

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A Moment In Paradise

                                          colors of sunset
                                   bathe our bodies as we kiss
                                         on tropical shores
                                     lover's paradise fleeting
                                my tears stain his wartime grave 

Visual #5 
Written on 3/2/2015
For Get Romantic Poetry Contest

Copyright © Laura Leiser | Year Posted 2015

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Palawan Hearts

distant horizon shaded outline attraction turquoise waters lure on golden sands abound we sunshine smiling in our hearts .

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2015

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Jaws in real life

Master of the sea
Smells blood from miles away
Swims with dominance
Sharp serrated teeth devours
Naive humans viciously

Copyright © Dustin Craig | Year Posted 2013

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Hawaiian sunsets -
my freckled legs wade through it
whiffs of a beach-fire
take me back to childhood days
close 'nough to warm, but not scorch

For Andrea's TANKA me a COLOR contest.


Copyright © Timothy Hicks | Year Posted 2013

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Sand between my toes Solitary walk on beach At one with ocean Shoes off, tights removed Perfect summer day, no cloud Quiet except waves. High tide runs for shore Bright pebbles, surf over feet Emancipation. Wet skirt around legs Vision embraced horizon Chimera moment.

Copyright © Delice Arleen Skelly | Year Posted 2015

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Beach Romance

Y-shaped cerise pant
Unfolds treasures of the  flesh.
Love melts cerebrum

Fun edits sad soul
As gray sands turn paradise.
In laughter's ring tone
Endearment soaks the spirits
World is perfect in your arms.

Jealous Sea echoes your words
As poetry creeps from your soul
Sentry trees are not left out
They sway melodies. 

Written by: Joseph Osita
For Linda Marie’s contest:” Fun And Frolic"

Copyright © Joseph Osita | Year Posted 2011

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Beach Picnic

a seagull joins us
swooping down to snatch a chip
from sizzling sand--

Dad squeals like the birds as he
runs to cool feet in the surf


6/23/14  For Andrea's Contest: "Choose A Season"

Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2014

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Ingenuity Fingers of wind, shifting sand Formation of dune Elemental natural craft Organic kingdom of art.

Copyright © Delice Arleen Skelly | Year Posted 2015

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on a beach

    the in/out of waves

on stony beach in sussex

   and seagulls crying ;

as a child does for the breast

 of mother, towelling dry

Copyright © Julia Ward | Year Posted 2015

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A day on the beach

A secluded beach,
Splashing each other with love,
We claim as our own,
Peaceful, we fall asleep to
Warm sand singing lullabies

Copyright © Davor Miljkovic | Year Posted 2016

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Sunscreen Within My Reach on the Beach

I love my sunshine. Summer sun rays feel so fine. I get a nice tan just from lying on the beach. I need sunscreen within reach.

Copyright © Robert Pettit | Year Posted 2012

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On the Beach

           tide is moving out
and bleached seaweed is showing -
      towels flung on the beach
    for we did not go swimming
 having heard much about sharks

Copyright © Julia Ward | Year Posted 2015

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Up Late

up late 
coffee cold
brisk ocean wind
watching the moon
watching me

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

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Sudden Love

Love is sensed in us
A warming sun tans our skins
Gazing hide feelings
Code only soul mates know
Holding hands in the beach shore

Nayda Ivette

Copyright © Nayda Ivette Negron | Year Posted 2015

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Nantucket's Beach

My restless spirit
Long to see island's north shore
They share her beauty
Sparkling waters with tourists 
As I plan Nantucket cruise

Copyright © Barbara Washington | Year Posted 2012

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      Swedish and so svelte

her legs looked at on the beach

           and tiger towel

   its six heads ready to roar

    at any unwelcome stares

Copyright © Julia Ward | Year Posted 2015

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Sea shells on the beach,
the tide swiftly moving in,
mist hit"s your body,
a calm washes over you,
feeling soulful and so free.

Copyright © susan viscione | Year Posted 2010

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Precipice o’er beach,
eyes cannot disguise the fear.
His wife saves seashells,
souvenirs for life or death.
She holds her breath, as he jumps.

Contest: Traditional Tanka
Sponsored by: Charlotte Jade Puddifoot

Copyright © Kim Rodrigues | Year Posted 2016

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You Still Surface Me

you still surface me
     like a blue tide in the sand-
i m m e r s e d  in your touch
     like pebbles on the soft beach-
     engulf me with shores of thirst

Date Written: September 18, 2016

Copyright © Laura Loo | Year Posted 2016

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banished by sea
shrivelled by sun
decomposition waits
   kelp flies and beach hoppers
   find paradise in sand

Copyright © David De la Croes | Year Posted 2016