Tuesday, June 14, 2011

washed-up



linking to one stop poetry

27 comments:

Noelle Renee said...

This is a beautiful poem Leslie. Your eloquent words ring out like a song to the sea. It is the cracks and the imperfections of any work of art, natural or man made that make it all the more beautiful. It is the history of those shells, their strength against the tides of change and their courage in the tumbling that make them glorious with a depth that any sensitive eye can well perceive.
xoxo,
Noelle

Anthony Desmond said...

a beautiful, divine piece! enjoyed reading this :)

Brian Miller said...

even the worn and pitted bodies are beautiful in the divine scheme of things...love the ocean too...

lilylovekin said...

Your poetry is beautiful.

Elizabeth said...

I see a book in your poems -- have you ever thought about doing a chapbook? They are so beautiful.

ayala said...

This speaks to me, I love the ocean. Lovely,Leslie.

S. Etole said...

I want to go walking on that beach finding the glory that is hidden ...

Kay L. Davies said...

I love "the rough and tumble of tide and time and circumstance"! And the photo is beautiful, too.
Luv — K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

rebecca said...

right beside you.
peace

wolfsrosebud said...

Loved the last stanza. Beautifully written. I love the beach.

Elaine said...

Now I want to go to the beach. A beautiful and inviting piece. Lovely.

Beth said...

I love this, Les! Particularly:". . cracked and jagged edges filed smooth by the rough and tumble of tide and time and circumstance." This is much like us in the midst of adversity with God's love smoothing out the rough edges.
Superb imagery with "wave-scalloped shore."

rochambeau said...

I do love shells and you have reminded me of all they have surrendered to become the precious things that they are.

Beautiful words Leslie~
xox
Constance

Kim Nelson said...

I am a woman who loves the ocean, and you have fabulously illustrated why.
http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2011/06/14/letting-go/

Elizabeth Young said...

The glories of the ocean and shore never leave us do they? Thank you for sharing this lovely poem.

LauraX said...

so beautiful Leslie...and I understand so perfectly. Have you considered linking this to one shot wednesday @ www.onestoppoetry.com today?

Francesca said...

beautiful, I love the maritime theme:)

deb colarossi said...

ah, Leslie.
so so beautiful.

arspoetica said...

a beautiful simplicity to this--reading it was like a mini-vacation for the soul. thank you.

Pat Hatt said...

Nice job with the added affect of the ocean behind your words, adds that much more depth to your words.

Claudia said...

you know - i love sand-worn shells..i love all kind of worn things anyway and i'm suspicious against everything too shiny and too perfect...beautiful words..

beth said...

you know your'e killing me these teaser photos, don't you :)

and what a beautiful tribute to your sister....really beautiful !!!

Joyce said...

love how the gentle waves meet the sand. Almost looks like lace. xo

Matt Coughlan said...

Love your image of the shoreline and ocean. There is something about their majesty that lends itself wonderfully to poetry. Excellent work! :D

Tracy said...

What GLORY--yes!! :o) This sea-foam image is so refreshing...aahhh... Happy Day, Leslie ((HUGS))

Dwight said...

Beautifully done Leslie! "their broken, faded beauty waits - for eyes to see and souls to know their glory"

Catfish Tales said...

Powerfully sad read to me for some reason. Yet it's sweetly and beautifully written, all the same.