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Inhaling The Sea

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Inhaling The Sea

In the fall of ninety one a
November morn had just begun as
Harbor bells rang loud and echoed
All around sad Goucester town.
Lost within a perfect storm as 
Ill winds stirred the teaming sea,
Never to return to shore, instead to
God's eternity.

The Navy Hymn from St. Anne's swept till
Harbor's silent shorelines wept as 
Each tossed flowers to the tide, like

Souls they floated - gently gone,
Each lifted by the hopeful song
And, with last goodbyes, inhaled the sea.


July 4, 2014

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  1. Date: 7/29/2014 6:35:00 PM
    WOW, Fog how slow it moves, yet the imagery seems to be the heaviest. Craig, this is very deep, and sad... Thanks for the beautiful scenery.. Congratulations, on your wonderful win. Always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 7/23/2014 3:31:00 AM
    Congrats for your win Mr. Craig! :-)

  1. Date: 7/22/2014 5:46:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 7/19/2014 10:43:00 AM
    A terrible sad day which you have captured so eloquently. What impressed me most is the fact that you managed a story from beginning to end in this Acrostic. A well deserved first place.

  1. Date: 7/19/2014 9:36:00 AM
    Brilliantly done, Craig. A tribute to a sad day, repeated too often.

  1. Date: 7/18/2014 6:06:00 PM
    Beautiful Craig... Congrats on your 1st place win... Verlena

  1. Date: 7/18/2014 5:40:00 PM
    Nice work. Congrats.

  1. Date: 7/18/2014 2:26:00 PM
    a wonderful win Craig... PD

  1. Date: 7/18/2014 9:26:00 AM
    Congrats on the win... This was a tremendous write!

  1. Date: 7/18/2014 8:33:00 AM
    Craig, this is seamless writing not usually found in an acrostic. Truly beautiful imagery and story line. I enjoy sitting in the top chair with you. Thanks, also, for your voice (and Cyndi's) calling us higher as writers. So glad Tim R. got me to this site and encouraged me to write again. It had been about twenty years...terrible!!!

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    Date: 7/18/2014 2:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Like Bread's song Turn Turn Turn based on Ecclesiastes 3:8 there is a time for every thing under heaven. I didn't write except for a few poems for 40 years after I was 20, but life has gifted us with a basket full of memories and a gift to share them with. I am so glad that Tim nudged you here!
  1. Date: 7/18/2014 8:18:00 AM
    I love the imagery Craig, congratulations!

  1. Date: 7/18/2014 7:33:00 AM
    Congrats to you Craig with the top win with this poem Well done.

  1. Date: 7/18/2014 7:22:00 AM
    That is stunning! well done :)

  1. Date: 7/18/2014 6:54:00 AM
    I admire especially the last line, they literally inhaled the sea.. congrats on your top spot. BG

  1. Date: 7/18/2014 6:54:00 AM
    well captured Craig lovely meaningful acrostic congrats on top spot hugs

  1. Date: 7/18/2014 6:18:00 AM
    Great acrostic, Craig! Its flowing continuity highlights its excellence. Love the final line! Congrats on a very deserved win. // paul

  1. Date: 7/18/2014 6:16:00 AM
    Craig, I have read this story and seen the movie, but neither touched my soul like this masterful Penn... Chills... Congrats on a much deserved win my poetic friend.. Hugs.. Arlene

  1. Date: 7/18/2014 12:29:00 AM
    And back again wid huge congrats Craig! Such a great write I already knew it wud be a top winner// Upma//

  1. Date: 7/17/2014 11:29:00 PM
    aHA.... :o Yes I agree to Debbie I did not notice that it's an acrostic.. :) i like the last paragraphs.. :) BIG BIG CONGRATULATIONS!

  1. Date: 7/17/2014 11:21:00 PM
    well, so this is YOUR poem, huh?? Gosh,I knew right away when I read it in my contest box that it would be my number one. I just adore this kind of subject and the ending is spectacular. Big congrats!

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