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Oceana

Oceana

Oceana flings her sequined petticoats
Upon the sands
As if to toss the seaweed 
From the
Swirling edges
While she dances with the wind
With each turn she swings her skirts
In thunder
As she passes – faster, faster -
Until her laughter
Foams upon the waves
And in the early midnight dawns
She turns to cover up 
Her turquoise evening gown
With capes of fog so thick
The soaring gulls
Seem to carry
This her summer train
To quickly change into a dress
Of silver satin,
Bound with trims of frothy sprays,
Rising and swelling,
When morning reaches for windy afternoons,
She teases sudden lightning outbursts
Leaving behind,
Upon the outstretched strands,
A foaming lace of pearls
That decorate her new
Rippling dress
Of brilliant sapphire blue
Drawing it around the world
In flowing currents
To follow, forever follow, the lilting music
Of her lover moon,
Softly singing enchanted melodies,
Ever beckoning his earthbound bride
Unto himself
To watch her gaily waltz upon the rolling seas
Circling to his rune. 


Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 2/4/2020 12:12:00 PM
And I miss it too.
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 2/4/2020 11:47:00 PM
You must be in a place where there is no coastline - no ocean. That is truly sad! Hope this poem helps to fill some of that gap.
Date: 1/15/2020 1:06:00 AM
Hi L.J. I am so appreciative of your very insightful comments! I did a lot of editing on this one over time to get it to "flow" I am so glad that effort shows. Thank you!
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Date: 1/14/2020 10:15:00 AM
It is not an easy thing to make a poem this long 'flow' continually and with such subtle grace--lovely! Congrats, Sam
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Date: 1/12/2020 1:08:00 PM
Sam congratulations on your win!;)
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 1/12/2020 6:14:00 PM
Thank you!
Date: 1/8/2020 6:17:00 AM
Magnificent imagery and flow. Just the poem I needed today. Sam, you have spectacular, imaginary talent. Terri
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 1/12/2020 6:14:00 PM
Thank you! So much fun to develop images.
Date: 1/8/2020 2:39:00 AM
well. I like so, this poem.. so real, so hard...
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 1/11/2020 12:34:00 AM
Thank you - it one of my favorites.
Date: 1/7/2020 6:59:00 PM
The imagery is truly stunning and makes your poem come alive! Amazing piece, Sam!
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 1/13/2020 5:57:00 PM
Thank you Franci for your message and your feedback. In my eyes, the ocean just seems to be constantly dancing. Nice to meet you!
Date: 1/7/2020 5:12:00 PM
Very visual & lovely. Keep at it.
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 1/13/2020 5:58:00 PM
Thanks so much Jean not only for your message but for your words of encouragement.
Date: 1/7/2020 5:00:00 PM
Wondrously great imaginative metaphors, simply love it~~FAVE~~again Aloha!
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 1/11/2020 12:32:00 AM
Thank you so much!
Date: 1/7/2020 4:53:00 PM
the most amazing imagery - your words dance off the page Sam, i adore poems about the sea and this is a gem, into my faves:-) hugs Jan xx
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 1/12/2020 6:50:00 PM
Thank you Jan. The sea and its moods were a wonderful inspiration.
Date: 8/21/2019 2:10:00 PM
This poem is gorgeous Sam! Magnificent metaphors in vivid imagery! : )
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Date: 8/20/2019 8:24:00 PM
Rich imagery. Love it, Sam. A FAVE for me.
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