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Ancient performance........

 

A beautiful day to take a stroll,
walking on sand so wet and cool.
Leaving a trail of footprints behind,
vanishing with each pristine, circling pool.

A welcomed chill on such a hot day,
to appease the body right down to the core.
With each inhale a subtle hint of salt,
as if breathing in all that came before.

Best time of all is late afternoon,
when pelicans and dolphins make their rounds.
An ancient performance repeated many times,
each exposed magical step, wealth abounds.

From time immortal through each passing century,
such perfect creatures mastering their skill.
Mesmerizing, fascinating and uncontaminated,
pelicans and dolphins sharing at will.

Hovering high above in search of food,
pelicans swirling amongst the clouds.
Tucking their wings in a single bound,
diving down as if layered within shrouds.

Dolphins dance above and below,
their presence known along the shore.
A splendor to gaze upon, such iridescent sheen,
as they glide past gracefully searching for more.

Seagulls outline the seashore boundary,
extending out as far as the eyes can see.
Oh the lull of ocean waves,
yet so much activity within the sea.

Gracefully and spiritually it all began,
and just as suddenly it all comes to an end.
Tranquility returns as day turns to night,
yet somewhere they lurk beyond the next bend.

A beautiful day to take a stroll,
walking on sand so wet and cool.
Leaving a trail of footprints behind,
vanishing with each pristine, circling pool.
 

 

 

Written by:
Karen Palumbo
Photography by:
Robert Palumbo
6/24/2009 © All rights reserved

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Inspire Hope
Absolutely splendid poetry Karen! I needed to read this poem today!
Thank you for sharing and caring. Please tell Robert Fantastic picture!
May the Lord continue to bless you both!


Much Love,
Margaret
Reviewed by Joyce White
Love this. Joyce
Reviewed by Goddess Love (Reader)
Magnificent poetry.
Tammy
Reviewed by RWE SAYS BYE
Simple cadences and sonorous sentences adrift in vivid imagery... adroit co-mingling of enduring features of the sea with the ephemeral touch at the end, intriguing juxtapositions and sensitive handling of a sensitive subject. Wonderfully wrought.
Reviewed by JMS Bell
YOUR IMAGERY IS JUST WONDERFUL...WITH GREAT PHRASES AND RHYME, YOU PAINT AN AWESOME PICTURE. THANKS FOR SHARING AND GOD BLESS.
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Dixie Dawn Michelle
What a beautiful walk, its lovely just lovely. And I adore the title!
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
I enjoyed walking with you . I could see all that was happening with the great viusals you wrote about!...M
Reviewed by Rojob Khan
i like it very much, check my new one's, please give me some feedback.Raj Abraham
Reviewed by Susan Smith
You transported me to another world and experience, which is so fleeting: "Leaving a trail of footprints behind,
vanishing with each pristine, circling pool."
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
Hi Karen,one of the joys of coming to the den is reading your wonderful and beautiful poems :-).They are just heavenly to read and it always makes me feel good.Take care Karen.

EDWIN
Reviewed by Michelle Mead
"Best time of all is late afternoon,
when pelicans and dolphins make their rounds.
An ancient performance repeated many times,
each exposed magical step, wealth abounds."

SUCH beautiful imagery in this poem, I really really love it. Nature and animals/sea animals, etc, are some of my favorite things to read about, and this is a top quality poem. Blessings, Michelle
Reviewed by Cryssa C
Thanks for taking me on your stroll! You always bring the sights and sounds alive with your poetry.
Cryssa
Reviewed by Liana Margiva
VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Susan Beck
Beautiful imagery, wonderful use of language... I could almost feel the salt mist on my face. Makes me crave the salt air of the gulf :)
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Yes, Karen, and it does not matter the shore, east or west, north or south...the sea is still the sea everywhere one goes...ed
Reviewed by Christine Boyce
I like your circling refrain-the beginning coming back to be the end.
And that is some refreshing imagery to go with your very beautiful picture.
Reviewed by L. Figgins
A reveling in glorious nature and also a hint of sadness for the future-like those footprints which disappear with the incoming tide?
Beautifully written, Karen...

Lin
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
super nice verse Karen and a joy to read, cheers
Reviewed by Douglas Bentley
Envious poetry. . . .
Strolling on the beach
I'll never forget that first school of dolphins I met.
Doug
Reviewed by kg cummings
I love living by the sea and seeing the animals in their natural habitat. Your poem paints a lovely picture. Your friend, Kathy
Reviewed by Christine Alwin
ah...love dolphins...your poem comes alive with such peace and beauty.
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
Karen, Your beautiful poem takes me to this lovely place of inspiration! Wonderful Poem! Exquisite Visuals!
Embraced~Embrassť
Vickie
Reviewed by John Flanagan
Karen,
Sustained, well conceived images and fine choice of language make this poem a joy to read, a celebration of the natural as we so often see and delight in in your work.
John
Reviewed by Felix Perry
You definately got my love of the sea and shore stirred Karen and I love the repitition of the last verse. the ocean and the sea always lure my sea going spirit.

hugs
fee
Reviewed by ~ H (Reader)
ABSOLUTLY BREATH TAKING KAREN, LOVE HOLLY
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
A Beautiful Day To Take Stroll,.e. My Average Stroll Is Round Building..

Most People Just Don't Know How Lucky They Are Karen...

Enlightening---Keep Em Comen...

Your Friend TRASK...
Reviewed by Donelle Knudsen
Karen, this poem spirited me away from a busy day in front of the computer. Thank you for these beautiful sights and "sounds". All the Best, Donelle
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Magnificent Karen! I love the mood it generates, the pic is beautiful
and your descriptions, superb!

Love,
Eileen
Reviewed by Alan Cook
Nice poem. If I'm not mistaken, the picture is of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. I live in Palos Verdes. My house is just to the left of the picture.
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader)
Great write, Lady J
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
Beautiful, beautiful imagery, Karen.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Truly magnificent imagery, Karen; you took me along as you described the scene! Very well penned; brava!

(((HUGS))), much love, and continued prayers~

As always, your friend in Burleson, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
A lovely poem; especially like the last stanza.
Reviewed by Paul Berube
Beautiful Karen. I coujld vividly see all the things you described. Well done.
Reviewed by Sheila Roy
Karen,
I like how you're able to give a new and fresh perspective of the ocean; a place you love and write about often. This poem relaxes the reader. The best part about the ocean is that if we build on its edge, it will take back what belonged to it. Love and Hugs,
Sheila
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
Not my Mallorca beachs, but you have described it well...although, there aren't no pelicans but decorating car's roofs seagulls!

Georg

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