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Birth and Death

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Birth and Death

The sun and moon conceived a star shooting through time and space born within the ocean delivered upon its waves while Beethoven's sonatas softly played nightly gales whispered those tunes to all the seashells beach sand passed through coral reefs as soles of lovers feet tread buried in beach fires deep begging the earth most humbly to draw a breath but over the cliff the hurricane's wind blew until death from those turbulent ocean waters came a sailor's truth watching a passing ship with broken sails and ghostly crew waiting as death cast it's ending shadow old, yet new sending those born in ocean waves back to the waters blue in birth and death none shall overcome casting us away to where everything was once created in it's hidden depths and there began an understanding between birth and death, a truce
Inspired by: John F. Kennedy." We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came." 9112007

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  1. Date: 5/11/2012 2:10:00 AM
    Ok Danielle. Here are my thoughts. I loved the opening. I loved the very first line. "The sun and moon conceived a star". An excellent use of space imagery. "Shooting through time and space" is good as well. Placing it in the ocean just doesn't seem to work. Maybe the birth begged something from the ocean or the ocean gained something from the birth. I'm kind of seeing an allusion to religion here without really saying it. This poem has so many possibilities. I might have to give it my own twist

    Baxly Avatar Dee Baxly
    Date: 5/11/2012 9:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Here is the quote. I am not much on them but love this one. I also finally got to edit the poem. As i said I had to wait to edit. John F. Kennedy Quote. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came.
    Baxly Avatar Dee Baxly
    Date: 5/11/2012 7:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Rockman, thanks. Knock yourself out. This is in truth very personal to me and one of those poems you write without others knowing what you mean. It was inspired by JFK's quote about the ocean. One of my favorite quotes ever. So glad you were inspired too. Glad you read and commented.
    Pritts Avatar Rockman Pritts
    Date: 5/11/2012 2:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    If I do get a poem from this poem I will certainly give you credit for the inspiration. Rockman :-)