Seaside Afternoon

Driftwood relaxes quietly on the high tide line
Ice plant forms a green carpet higher on the dunes
Purple and yellow centered flowers dot the carpet
With scrubby tufts of golden grass waving with the wind

Low tide still ebbing leaves a gray froth on the sand
As the rhythm of the waves expose tiny cockle shells
And the sea reflects the sun’s dancing diamonds
Almost blinding away the picture perfect afternoon

©2011 Michael Yost

http://gooseberrygoespoetic.blogspot.com/

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34 responses to “Seaside Afternoon

  1. Michael, you painted a glorious picture. Beautifully written.

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  2. a perfect moment captured here.

    you rock.

    🙂

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  3. The sea can be very fascinating in all its calmness and fury. You brought it out so well!!

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  4. Such a moment makes you glad to be alive! Your poem showed the calm of the ebb tide really well.

    In our own lives, those tranquil moments give us strength for the storms to come.

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  5. different textures, different emotions — what made the whole thing beautiful. love it here right this moment 🙂

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  6. Michael, this was so soothing. You painted a beautiful scene with your lovely words. What a beautiful gift! Thank you 🙂

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  7. ah, you paint a beautiful picture and bring it alive in your vivid descriptions…perhaps the sun is just a glint in your eye and you can capture the beauty again in a moment…

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  8. Michael, what a lovely and soothing picture you’ve painted here. Thank you!

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  9. vivid and beautiful.

    🙂

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  10. Thank you so much. I so enjoyed reading your poem. I am happy that you shared this. My entry is http://gatelesspassage.com/2011/08/29/the-one-and-only-kiss

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  11. i love the sea shore after the tide has gone out lovely words and paints a nice picture in the mind xxjen

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  12. I am quiet from you poem Just bautiful

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  13. inspiring take boo!

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  14. I’ve witnessed that scene many a time on the beach. What a vivid description you told.

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  15. I love being by the sea. You can’t help but get lost in stories and imagination. Wonderfully done.

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  16. Every diamond has its flaw, as it were…

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  17. 🙂 nicely captured, an artist’s eye, I could see it as described. I hope all is better now boo, xxx

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  18. really like this one Michael… you’ve disappeared. Are you alright?

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  19. great talent, my friend.

    Greetings:

    We are celebrating one year anniversary, wish to say thank you for the support in the past year, it would be a delight to have you share a piece of random poetry with us today , any poems, old or new are welcome…Please feel free to join us and get some feedback!

    You Deserve The Best!

    Bless your Monday!
    Cheers….
    Jingle Poetry Community

    xoxox

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  20. How are you today?

    Happy end of November!

    Appreciated your support to our poetry picnic,

    Hope to see you share today,

    A random poem or old poem will do the wonders too.

    Your talent rocks.

    Hope to see you in.

    xoxox

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