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Originally published: 12th March 2021

Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay

This poem was placed 1st = in Brian Strand's "ALL YOURS" (Mar 12) Poetry Contest


 

those waves that hit the sea wall sides will soon peel back between the tides to leave their marks along the shore with ocean’s breath in every pore. so many creatures we don’t know will cling to rocks and life below within the depths of shallow pools in worlds that follow nature’s rules. before the high tides of the sea are pulled in place by gravity all life survives by keeping still from nets and jam jars cast at will.

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Date: 11/26/2021 2:54:00 AM
Love your rock pool poem. Great imagery and very fine rhyming. Added to my fav list... God bless...
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Gary Radice
Date: 11/26/2021 8:45:00 AM
Robert, thank you so much for your lovely comments and of course, your fave. I often think that one of the problems with Poetry Soup is that there are too many poems to read and once a poem drops off the 'latest lists they get buried forgotten. For that reason it's great when someone comments on an older poem just to show they are not forgotten. Thanks again Robert. Cheers - Gary
Date: 5/12/2021 2:51:00 PM
Superb Gary! Your ability to rhyme is enviable. That final strong couplet has a gentle but telling allusion to the waste we dump into our waters. Just a finely penned poem throughout. Congratulations! Brian
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Gary Radice
Date: 5/12/2021 3:00:00 PM
Brian, thanks so much for dropping by and reading. Your words of praise for my rhyming are very much appreciated. Cheers - Gary
Date: 3/25/2021 11:28:00 AM
I love the sea. Great poem with a perfect rhyming scheme, Gary. Have a great day :)
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Gary Radice
Date: 3/25/2021 12:11:00 PM
I will, thank you Angela! I love the sea too. Cheers - Gary
Date: 3/24/2021 8:59:00 PM
Beautiful, Gary. A great write start to finish; I especially liked "before the high tides of the sea are pulled in place by gravity." I wish I could spend some time at a tidal pool as I have fond memories of studying them in a past life. ~Eric
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Gary Radice
Date: 3/25/2021 12:49:00 AM
Thank you for your visit, read and comments Eric. The sea and its mysteries are a constant source of material for my poems. I'm fascinated by it and always have been. Cheers - Gary
Date: 3/23/2021 5:56:00 PM
Gary - what a wonderful poem, and brings back memories of waiting for the "high tide pulled in place by gravity" and watch the sand crabs as they come out at dusk - congratulations on your win - well deserved. David
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Gary Radice
Date: 3/24/2021 1:19:00 AM
Thanks David. Many of my poems are based on images and snapshots of things I remember as a child, that for some reason have stayed with me all these years. Cheers - Gary
Date: 3/15/2021 1:27:00 PM
so pleased to see this lovely write as a winner
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Gary Radice
Date: 3/15/2021 3:24:00 PM
I appreciate your visit and your words. Thank you Jack. Cheers - Gary
Date: 3/14/2021 11:47:00 AM
Congratulations on the jazzy pace of this and the win!
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Gary Radice
Date: 3/14/2021 11:55:00 AM
Thank you Caren - I like that word 'jazzy' :)
Date: 3/13/2021 2:27:00 PM
Lovely rhyming couplets, Gary! Beautiful images in a flow like the rhythm of the waves! You have exposed the life of the sea that we don't see (sorry about that) but is hidden in the the teeming shores and waves! Congratulations on your first place win!
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 3/15/2021 5:09:00 PM
My family had a summer house on an island off of Seattle. Like you I grew up turning over rocks, looking for limpets and delighting in sand dollars. Utterly amazing way to stir a child's curiosity and pass a warm summer afternoon!
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Gary Radice
Date: 3/14/2021 1:29:00 AM
Thank you Sam. I 've amended the final two couplets slightly since your lovely comments.The poem is based on my childhood holidays of exploring rock pools with my family complete with a cheap net and a jam jar and thinking about all that sea life on the beach. :) Cheers - Gary
Date: 3/13/2021 4:31:00 AM
Enjoyed this! Every creature has a fate in this place we call earth. Congratulations!
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Gary Radice
Date: 3/13/2021 5:16:00 AM
Thank you Kim! :)
Date: 3/13/2021 4:17:00 AM
Congratulations, Gary, on your win for this interesting piece!!
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Gary Radice
Date: 3/13/2021 4:19:00 AM
Thank you Newton! :)
Date: 3/13/2021 2:53:00 AM
Congrats on this winning work. I really like the rhythm, rhyme and flow of this one. It has a certain quality to it that sets it apart. Thanks for dropping by my page. Sara
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Gary Radice
Date: 3/13/2021 3:34:00 AM
Thank you Sara. I keep coming back to the sea in my poetry. It's a great source of inspiration for me. Cheers - Gary
Date: 3/12/2021 3:46:00 PM
Gary, congratulations on your win in Brian's All Yours contest with this wonderful rhyming poem, well done _Constance
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Gary Radice
Date: 3/13/2021 12:11:00 AM
Thank you Constance. :)