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Endless Time, Endless Beauty

Once upon a time
My lady called 
I stood mesmerized 
At ocean’s cusp

Glinting, glimmering, gleaming
Thousands of sparklers 
Dot her sequined dress 
Look at me!
Look at me!

Breathless ripples strew pebbles at shores edge
Cormorants perch on hips of slate
Eyes of diamond reflect starry nets
Starfish mouth warm honeycombs of tide pools
Waves of breast, milky white, feed the minions
Feet of clay glue her honeyed presence 

Roaring, rumbling, ripping
Like the sea serpents
Who call her waters home
She crashes 
Into shore’s stationary sentinels 
Whose feet she laps unceasingly

Capricious as she is
This lady is not fickle
The meditative state
Which hypnotized and paralyzed
Is there 
For your embrace

Copyright © Kathleen Kroll | Year Posted 2017


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  1. Date: 4/15/2017 2:36:00 AM

    This is really lovely poetry, Kathy; just as Connie comments..."Exquisite"! I truly thought I was reading some of the best parts of Ezra Pound's "Cantos". May I take this opportunity to wish you a very happy and contented Easter, Kathy. God bless - My very warmest regards! :) john P.s I do not know if you have ever read the Cantos...But I suspect you would approve of it very much. :)
  1. Date: 3/6/2017 1:32:00 AM

    This poem is a exquisite Kathleen! It epitomizes the soul who yearns for natural beauty in everything. I love it! 7 : )
  1. Date: 3/1/2017 10:10:00 AM

    Stunning poetry!! Reminds me very much of the best parts of Ezra Pound's Cantos. I am very impressed, Kathy...Very impressed! All my very best...And my warmest regards! :) john
  1. Date: 2/24/2017 6:57:00 PM

    Beauty and the sea... nice poem kathleen
  1. Date: 2/23/2017 4:19:00 AM

    Beautifully written with lovely imagery, Kathleen. T.J
  1. Date: 2/9/2017 6:57:00 PM

    The ocean in itself is a poem waiting to be written, Mrs Kathleen. Just beautiful! The imagery is excellent.
  1. Date: 2/9/2017 12:19:00 PM

    I absolutely love this - had to read it twice and then felt the waves in your words. A fav.
  1. Date: 2/9/2017 12:17:00 PM

    Very nice. Thank you for sharing.