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The Call of The Sea

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Hark, it is the sea that lures me,
It murmurs slowly, it roars out loud.
It brushes lightly on the shingles,
It washes roughly brackish crags,
And as its moods yields to its whims,
It holds me firmly in its spell, 
It holds me in its everlasting thrill. 
Every blessed day it sings to me 
Just like a siren, magical and forlorn,
And calls me back to her enticing grip.

Oft I may wander in some country glen,
Or climb a mountain high,
Still in my mind I hear the call,
Haunting and taunting,
Enticing and beckoning,
Till my lonely soul would yearn
To smell the briny spray of mighty waves,
To sail upon the gentle breakers,
To feel the salty wind ruffle my hair.

Quick, quick, I run towards the shore,
I launch my little boat onto the choppy waves,
My tiller quivers, my sail flutters,
Soon around me I behold
Vast endless expanse of celestial hues,
And smell the mighty fragrance of the blue.
The wondrous breezes gently blow 
As smoothly as we glide to islands Greek,
To new adventures and delightful views,
That kindles warmth within my ancient soul. 

Shores fade away, mistily, afar,
I am alone at last like a lonely cloud,
Horizons loom or recede so near, so far,
Inviting, luring, restless as my love.

Mesmerized I steer my little boat away,
Ahoy there, let no one stop my way.
For now I am alone and tranquil,
Alone at last with my delightful dream:
The sea that I love so much.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 8/17/2019 5:37:00 PM
The sea is a truly majestic beauty that takes the mind away to realms only imagined by her charms. Well done. Congratulations!
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Date: 8/16/2019 2:51:00 AM
- Congratulations on your win, Victor :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 8/16/2019 12:19:00 AM
I'm back to congratulate you on your win Victor. You already know how much I love this piece. We both live on an island near the sea. I love being near the ocean. Kudos! : ) xxoo
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Date: 8/15/2019 5:55:00 PM
Back with congratulations on your win. Hugs dear friend
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Date: 8/14/2019 9:21:00 PM
The sea is beautiful, alluring and you pen it so well. I enjoyed this read.
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Date: 8/13/2019 3:52:00 AM
Wow wow wow! Such a lovely poetry, Victor. So beautifully written. I enjoyed it. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful poetry. Loved it thoroughly and no doubt this is the winning entry.
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Date: 8/12/2019 2:26:00 PM
What a lovely captivating poem this is , Victor. I love the sea and can relate to the feelings which you instill in these poetic lines. (Wasn't the sea warm, today!! could have been ca 28C) Regards // paul
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Date: 8/11/2019 4:36:00 PM
Your poetry highlights my visits to this site, Victor, and this gem, goes to prove it...
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Date: 8/11/2019 3:12:00 PM
Hi Victor, this also deserves POTD - your poems are one better than the next, I stand in awe of your talented poetry my dear friend. Hugs, jennifer.
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Date: 8/10/2019 9:04:00 PM
This is superb, divine writing that enchanted me completely and gave that poetry adrenaline rush that I love so much. Exquisite writing, Victor, with a touch of the 'old tongue' that flowed and sailed on the smoothest of seas in my own inside ocean of deep emotions. Applause to you, your muse and pen! Hooray for a poem worthy of inclusion in a book with the greatest of poets. I mean that (always do.) Poetry hugs ... CayCay
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Date: 8/10/2019 5:45:00 PM
Beautifully expressed with awesome imagery. I could picture myself there, smelling the "briny spray"! Best of luck in the contest, this should be a top win! A fav for me! Hugs
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Date: 8/10/2019 4:13:00 PM
Hi Victor, If I could somehow put in words how I feel about the ocean/sea this would be what I would write. Thanks for penning what most sea lovers couldn't put into words themselves. Well done. I wish you the best of luck in the contest. Enjoy the rest of your weekend my friend:-) Alexis
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Date: 8/10/2019 11:50:00 AM
Your superb writing led me to feel the sea in its different moods. Truly an enjoyment to read.
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Date: 8/10/2019 5:55:00 AM
Enjoyed reading your creative and descriptive work. Reads like a good contender in the contest. Sara
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Date: 8/9/2019 8:42:00 PM
oh my gosh, what are you talking about, comparing this to mine, Victor? This is STUNNING by comparison to my little poem. Just beautiful!!!
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Date: 8/9/2019 4:30:00 PM
love the fantastic mood and feeling you've set for the poem. I wish I had desires like these, but really never have had. Good luck in the contest. Hugs
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Date: 8/9/2019 11:59:00 AM
i love the mysterious ebb and flow of the ocean and the smell of the salty spray, though as much as i love it i won't venture out in a boat because it scares i will enjoy the adventure through your beautiful poetic verse! Great write! Good luck in the contest :) hugs
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Date: 8/9/2019 8:55:00 AM
Oh Victor! What a beautifully written poem great imagery...there’s no better feeling than being on the sea so peaceful. Well done and good luck! :)
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Date: 8/9/2019 8:14:00 AM
Aye aye captain! take us to oceans of poetic verses...All hands hoay...raise the mast and straight ahead matey...^WW^ :o)
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Date: 8/9/2019 7:16:00 AM
WOW! Splendid imagery, Victor.. from start to finish. An ocean ride floating delightfully in every verse. Excellent, as always.
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Date: 8/9/2019 6:08:00 AM
What a delightful way you have described your venture on the sea. I must say I am not a fan of the ocean, the cruise I took last year will suffice for now, though I must admit your lovely poem did bring back some good memories, the tranquility and the colors of the water were wonderful. Good wining material here Victor, though good luck....Maria Hugs
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Date: 8/9/2019 6:00:00 AM
I love the thrill and passion of this write! I believe Chantelle will be delighted! GL in contest! Hugs...Kim
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Date: 8/9/2019 5:23:00 AM
Victor, your love of the see shines brightly in this exquisite entry. I love being near the ocean but I don't want to be too far away from land. The negative ions uplift the soul. This should garner a top spot in the contest my friend. Best regards and good night! xxoo
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Date: 8/9/2019 3:35:00 AM
Another work of art! I miss seeing the sea, crashing against the rocks. Good, great imagery with a sense of the dramatic to boot. Panagiota
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Date: 8/9/2019 2:59:00 AM
- Beautiful sea views, where many dreams exist, Victor - "To smell the briny spray of mighty waves" ... is something very special - Beautifully written :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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