The capricious sea …

The capricious sea is calm today;
placatory, unruffled –
whispering in rippled words
her beguiling story ..

she murmurs of diamanté stars
singing overhead,
incantatory, unmuffled –
and of lost isles and caves
where silver mermaids flick
their sequinned tails
and dive amid rare oyster shells
and palely opalescent whales ..

the capricious sea is calm today
while the West wind rests,
caressing coral castles
of the trident king,
stilling sea-spray,
tempests and storms
from fathoms deep;
and with her words of hypnotic power
lulls the restless waves to sleep … .

About atomsofstars

Reticent .. but I hope my poetry speaks for me .. Favourite quotation .. ' Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.' Ludwig Wittgenstein
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4 Responses to The capricious sea …

  1. Well spoken. I felt the rhythm and tone of the poem to be of a similar calmness as the ocean you’re depicting. I like it.

  2. atomsofstars says:

    Hello T.C.S … thank you so much .. I appreciate your kind and encouraging comments and your interest in my blog .. I liked that you used ‘spoken’ .. for words come alive then 🙂

  3. John Stevens says:

    You have some lovely images and lines here. I especially like that opening line which you repeat.

  4. atomsofstars says:

    Good evening .. thank you very much indeed.
    I appreciate your interest in my poetry and I’m happy to know that you enjoyed the opening line particularly.

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