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The Sand And The Sea

Connie Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled The Sand And The Sea which was written by poet Connie Gildersleeve. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Sand And The Sea

Sun-kissed cheeks and bare-footing
Along the rolling shoreline ebbing.
Wavelets frothing swirls of white
Where sand meets the sea.

Standing, breeze lightly blowing,
I look around, I look far and wide.
I look to the sky, to the sand
And the sea.

Beach combing, treasures I do find.
Ghost crabs fast burrowing
Like ghost apparitions disappearing
Not far from the sea.

An infinite variety of shells I seek,
Collecting in my pocket jingling.
Some spread apart like angel wings
Cast forth from the sea.

As I barefoot along the shoreline
Sandpipers run, always fleeing. 
A great blue heron stands stately,
All feeding from the sea.

Looking back from where I came
My footprints left upon the sand.
I breathe in deeply the salt-rich air
Savoring the blue green sea.

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  1. Date: 3/7/2013 11:10:00 AM
    Connie, this is nice~Yours truly *SKAT

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 3/7/2013 3:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Skat. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 3/6/2013 8:37:00 AM
    Wonderful thoughts, I love this sea and those of us lucky to live close have special inspirations, great poem.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 3/6/2013 2:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your comment. I missed spending the winter near the sea this year. Feelings of carefree is what I love when bare-footing down the beach. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 3/2/2013 8:52:00 AM
    This makes me want to breathe in and feel the tranquil ocean breeze!! Lovely poem, Connie!!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 3/2/2013 5:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your lovely comment Carrie. Have a wonderful weekend. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 3/1/2013 8:59:00 PM
    Connie, thank you very much for considering my 100 % nature contest..Congratulations in showing off Natures true after glow, always~ PD

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 3/2/2013 6:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the win. I love writing about nature. Warm Smiles Always, Connie
  1. Date: 2/28/2013 6:26:00 PM
    Oh yes Connie!...I am absolutely enchanted by the sea...maybe because I'm a Pisces? (a true fish out of water) I am a beach-bum-wanna-be...my dream has always been to be one of those old guys walking around with his metal detector muttering to himself...wonderful stuff here! - Tim

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 3/1/2013 12:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Tim an awesome comment you wrote. It put a giggle in my breath and a smile on my face. Get out there with your metal detector and mutter away. Warm Smiles Always, Connie
  1. Date: 2/28/2013 3:37:00 PM
    Thanks for stopping by and honoring me by reading my work then taking time to write a congrats..It is much appreciated..Enjoyed reading your very descriptive work about the sea..It put me there on this windy and cold afternoon..I can't wait to go again and see the sea once more..Sara

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 3/1/2013 12:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I think I was born from the sea. I try to spend a couple months each year near the sea. Thanks for your delightful comment. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 4:58:00 PM
    this one is soothing and beautiful. Like a beach lullaby. I love the sea and love your poem

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 2/27/2013 5:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks you for your lovely comment. I can't wait until I barefoot once again along the shoreline. Hopefully by August I'll be healthy enough do to just that. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 3:30:00 PM
    This is a beautiful scene scape write my friend! I really enjoyed reading this enlightening poem this afternoon! What a wonderful piece, quite the delightful and rich poem, Great Work!!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 2/27/2013 5:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I miss this seascape. I can't wait to barefoot down the shoreline once again. Maybe by August I'll be healthy enough to do just that. Thanks Russell for your lovely comment. Warm Smiles Always, Connie
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 2:53:00 PM
    Wow just love the visual aspect of this wonderful poem,,,

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 2/27/2013 5:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I miss the seascape. Hopefully by August I'll be healthy enough to barefoot along the shoreline. Thanks Harry for commenting. Warm Smiles Always, Connie