Monday, March 17, 2014

Murmuring




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John William Waterhouse, Miraanda




the sea claims its own

incessantly murmuring

opening dreaming doors

bent upon hinges

that have felt the salt's long lick

while we all wait along its shore

hug it ravenously

as time stills itself

in hope of return


copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2014


29 comments:

  1. Love this, especially:
    "that have felt the salt's long lick"

    For me, this speaks to both tears, and nourishment.

    And how much do we LOVE the word "murmur?"

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging words!! (I also love the word "murmur")

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  2. the ocean is a great location to look at return and rebirth...the rhythm alone reminds us it comes in and goes out....

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  3. the salt's long lick... I just love that, Audrey

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  4. This reminds me of "The Reach" by Dan Fogelberg...if you haven't heard it you just might want to listen. Beautiful work, Audrey.

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  5. The ebb and flow sound of this lingers on the tongue, and whispers to the soul.

    Elizabeth
    http://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/for-lilith/

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  6. I just love this. It gives me a chill and makes me homesick for my ocean. I love the sea described as having incessant murmuring that opens dreaming doors ...and on hinges! This image will stick with me.

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  7. The sea provides such a wealth of inspiration, imagery, sound, mood...you have all of that in this piece. Very refined and moving.
    Steve K.

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  8. This is just divine really beautiful I love the way it reads outloud

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  9. Wonderful imagery re the sea's door and the salt lick is so suggestive of so much--Thanks. k.

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  10. You did a beautiful job of bringing out the power of the sea. Very inspiring and uplifting poem.

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  11. There is hope in the face of indeterminable loss and cessation without closure - often, sad - but hope, nonetheless.

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    1. and hope is a necessary component i think--else why go on?

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  12. Beautiful Audrey ~ I love it from start to end ~

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  13. I love the way this circles around, really beautiful imagery filled with the truth of the sea.

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  14. I agree with Kim, this is just gorgeous Audrey, well done!

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  15. Oh gosh this is so true, how often can you sit and just look out a watch those dreaming doors open. A beautiful poem.

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  16. What a beautiful moment of intimacy with the sea you've captured in this poem. I can only imagine what it feels like. I've never seen the sea. :/

    Kiss. <3

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    1. Thank you Kenia--I grew up with the ocean and can never stand to be too far away

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