Sunday, September 21, 2014

Summer Song

As autumn arrives, I yearn for those summer seas….



Summer Song

Frothing saline revels in my crooks
I am a salt-encrusted fish
Donning sashimi limbs

Seaweed tendrils cascading
Siren song enraptures
Luring me undertow....

I gargle between glistened peaks
Briny breath wafting sweet
Across luminescent rhythms

Vividity echoes ashore
Upon chafing cheeks
And sun-speckled carcasses

Returning to the submerged
I cup a translucent moon
Elusive and beautiful

- Theresa Milstein




44 comments:

  1. Lovely - donning sashimi limbs is a great image!

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    1. Thank you, freyawrites. We seem exposed and fragile when we're submerged in water.

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  2. So vivid. I like the synesthesia of "luminescent rhythms"!

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  3. Beautiful! I feel like I am right there and although I love fall, I long for the beach. :) Great arrangement!
    Jess

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    1. DMS, I love fall too--if only it didn't bring winter. We had such a lovely summer. I didn't want it to end!

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  4. Speaking of "vividity," that's what you bring to your writing. Well done.

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    1. Hamish, I coudn't easily comment on your post, but I wanted to let you know that the second stanza of your poem blew me away.

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  6. Me, personally I am so finished with summer. Bring on fall with it's autumn colored leaves and cooler temperatures.

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    1. Stephen, I love fall as well. Too bad it brings winter....

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  7. These words are so lovely I had to read them aloud, just to let them roll out into the air.

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  8. This is beautiful. I can hear and see the ocean kissing the shore. Almost feel the moonlight on the water. It's lovely.

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  9. What sparkling imagery, my friend. Absolutely brilliant. A gem.

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  10. Artemis , for a Moon Calf like me, this is beautiful....thanks

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  11. Makes me want to swim like a fish...delicious...

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    1. Thanks, Tess!

      By the way, you've been on a photo-choosing roll.

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    1. Thank you, Sifar. I tried to comment on your blog, but pop up windows kept popping up.

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  13. Love your choice of words. Nicely done! Thank you for blitzing me yesterday. It made my day!

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  14. Beautiful play of words ... I specially loved - "I cup a translucent moon"

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  15. Lovely language, Theresa. I am there, in the surf, with you. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Thanks, Victoria. Hope you enjoyed the swim!

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  17. sashimi limbs
    briny breath

    you've described the seaworld in such an unusual yet beautiful way. Super!

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  18. So evocative... I need to go to the shore. ~sigh~

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