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Awash

An endless sequence marching to the shore, the repetitious, mesmerizing sea. The shoulders, tensed, relaxing all the more as wave on wave come rolling over me. Beyond the bar, the deeper hues of blue turn emerald as they pass across the sand; a frothy white appears as if on cue, and rides, rambunctious, all the way to land. A sound machine so marvelously made, enraptured, I am caught up in a trance. A symphony, with crashing symbols, played; the waves complete a choreographed dance. The soothing sound compounds its sweet effects; I breathlessly anticipate the next. ————— for the 2022 Poetry Marathon Mile 4 Poetry Contest sponsored by Mark Toney Written 06/19/2022

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Date: 7/3/2022 11:38:00 AM
LOVE this one. One of my faves on the winner list I am seeing . Belated congrats
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Date: 6/26/2022 8:16:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. A lovely write. Love your line, "A symphony, with crashing symbols, played; the waves complete a choreographed dance." So very true. Have a blessed day writing away.......................
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Jeff Kyser
Date: 6/26/2022 3:09:00 PM
Thanks, Paula. Have a blessed day as well
Date: 6/25/2022 10:25:00 PM
Jeff, I too am enchanted by the sounds and repetition of the waves and find the ocean mesmerizing. Your poem does it justice. I especially like "the waves complete a choreographed dance", congrats on your win.
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Jeff Kyser
Date: 6/26/2022 2:54:00 AM
Thanks, John
Date: 6/25/2022 8:35:00 PM
"Repetitious, mesmerizing ...relaxing." Jeff, your sonnet is a beautiful description of the therapeutic effects the sea can have on your mind and body. Your poem is also "awash" with beautiful metaphors. Congratulations on your win on Mile 4 of my 2022 Poetry Marathon Contest. Mile 5 has already started!
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Jeff Kyser
Date: 6/26/2022 2:53:00 AM
Thanks, Mark! It was a good trip, but I am glad to be home in my “mountains”. Looking forward to more marathon miles
Date: 6/19/2022 6:15:00 PM
I really like this one, Jeff. Beautiful images reminiscent of hours I've lain on a beach listening to the "symphony." A very, very good write.
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Jeff Kyser
Date: 6/19/2022 6:21:00 PM
Thanks, Milt. I’m resonating with some aspects of the trip…
Date: 6/19/2022 3:18:00 PM
An amazing sonnet, Jeff:-) I enjoyed reading it.
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Jeff Kyser
Date: 6/19/2022 3:39:00 PM
Thanks,Edward!