Friday, February 22, 2008

METAPHORICALLY SPEAKING...

My daughter, Candace Shock, took this photo

METAPHORICALLY SPEAKING...

The one I love is sunrise on a dune
before the dawn light probes the restive sea.
The sweet slope of his body shelters me
as rising sun farewells the setting moon

The one I love is radiant warmth of noon
that heats the sand upon the hillock’s lee.
I hear the distant breakers crashing free
but sound is muffled here in our cocoon.

The one I love is sunset on the ocean.
Two pelicans fly by in silhouette,
their slow wing-beats like heartbeats, then they rest
on unseen lifts of air, their forward motion
a soaring. Crimson sun descends to set
then plunges, fanning fire across the west.

My nephew, Allen Sterling III, took this photo

25 comments:

Jane said...

Lovely poem! Have a wonderful weekend :)

Lucy said...

simply beautiful!

Playitsam said...

Hello! What a lovely blog! The poetry and pictures are lovely. Thank you!

UL said...

this is beautiful, thanks so much for stopping by my space and leaving your mark...I am getting some quite interesting reactions...

Jo Anne O. said...

This is a lovely poem which I thank you for sharing with all of us!

I also wanted to say thank you for leaving a comment on my blog...you are an inspiration Granny Smith..almost typed Granny Smile, which is what you made me do!

Shyam said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog to comment on my post! :) Your poem is lovely and the photo is absolutely stunning! Like the sky is on fire!

Redness said...

Thank you for the beautiful words and images, stunning ;)

Awareness said...

good morning......as i write, the sun is lifting....it is the one I love as well.
We should all take the time to recognize the love of a single day everyday...... to stop and take it in passionately. Every day is a gift, isn't it.

Beautiful sonnet.....

I love the pictures too......and the lovely photo at the top of your blog.

may the radiant warmth of the day touch you always.

dana

gautami tripathy said...

Marvellous poem. Awesome picture! Thanks.

Just Jen said...

I love visiting your blog. You don't just write, you bring it to life!

paisley said...

the words, and the photos were beautiful... they give width and breadth to ones love....

GreenishLady said...

You constructed that so elegantly! It's a quite beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing it.

Lilibeth said...

I'll add my accolade to all the rest. A sonnet takes a while to write, especially one so beautiful.

CHEFDRUCK said...

What a beautiful poem. Crimson sun descends... gorgeous. And amazing picture.

texasblu said...

I love your imagery. Nice to meet someone who enjoys writing poetry. :)

anthonynorth said...

Lovely, and atmospheric.

forgetfulone said...

Beautiful poem! Love the photo, too.

Cricket's Hearth said...

this was very beautiful

anno said...

Beautiful poem... and the picture posted along with it is the perfect accompaniment.

Linda Jacobs said...

I love the poem and pictures! So, so well done!

Inland Empire Girl said...

I was glad I came to visit and enjoy the poem and the photo!

tumblewords said...

Lovely work!

Jane Doe said...

What a beautiful poem! This is my first visit to your site, but I'll be back, you are a great writer!

Yolanda said...

I love this poem. You always inspire me to live a fuller life.

myrtle beached whale said...

Thank you for the pictures and the words. Beautiful.