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The Portrait

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The Portrait

The sea spreads warm tranquility
On vast motionless sand
White foam flutters against a
Distant shimmering moon and the
Trembling dawn star
That weeps upon the night
Light Emerald waves -tossing!
Drawing back the pebbles
on an infinite sand.
Look there! the spray
Upon an airy strand
Rocks about some dark lonely anguish
In the silent breathing of night.

The cliffs hang their vast black arms
Over the panting deep,
On the riding frost of liquid breeze
There is a mournful sound
Of lost forgotten bones
Through the pages of time and sea
In wordless chants of misery.

Here the poet sits
On a copper deck dressed
In heavy silver dew
With a pen to his soul
In melancholy and forlorn
He paints a portrait
Of a beloved land 
As the sea burst forth 
A sweet sigh.


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  1. Date: 10/9/2013 5:06:00 PM

    I loved this beautifully described poem! I could see the inspiration of the poet, within this poem he was writing. An excellent piece of artistry, Mustapha!...Thank you for the nice comments!

  1. Date: 8/27/2013 12:42:00 PM

    Hi M, I think i have been here before, the old laptop broke down before i could make a comment. You were right when you said i should get a new one. Like i said to you once before, get another seat, a couple of beers and i'll be along. I want to see it just as you describe it. I don't know, you describe it so well i can see it here. Just send me the beer. Catch you later. Your friend, Mike. Have a nice day partner.

  1. Date: 7/7/2013 6:24:00 PM

    A wonderful use of personification! Light & Love

    Mohammed Avatar Mustapha Mohammed Date: 8/22/2013 8:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Debbie
  1. Date: 6/8/2013 8:14:00 AM

    You have a sincere and remarkable connection to the world of nature. This is high quality writing that proves you have a lot of talent. Thank-you kindly for your comment.

    Mohammed Avatar Mustapha Mohammed Date: 6/9/2013 4:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm glad you noticed that Duke.I'm just full of nature lol.Thanks for your gracious compliment champ.
  1. Date: 6/8/2013 5:07:00 AM

    dear M.M this is fantastic one for favourites you have excelled dearest friend Shadow xox

    Mohammed Avatar Mustapha Mohammed Date: 6/8/2013 5:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you my dear,I hope all is well my friend.Big hugs.
  1. Date: 6/7/2013 10:22:00 PM

    awesome write! have a blessed day!...Elai

    Mohammed Avatar Mustapha Mohammed Date: 6/8/2013 5:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    And may you have a great day also Elai.
    Mohammed Avatar Mustapha Mohammed Date: 6/8/2013 3:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Elai Cee for your wonderful feedback.
  1. Date: 6/7/2013 7:42:00 PM

    Magnificent!

    Mohammed Avatar Mustapha Mohammed Date: 6/8/2013 3:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Donna dear.
  1. Date: 6/7/2013 7:11:00 PM

    Welcome to Soup so nice to read your work this evening. Light & Love

    Mohammed Avatar Mustapha Mohammed Date: 6/8/2013 3:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Debbie for your warm welcome my friend.