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My beloved ocean.

My body collapses where land and ocean meet,
My tiny, hot toes dig into the cool damp sand,
Burrowing in the granules of time in search of comfort.

The golden orb glides into the horizon, hues of orange and purple trumpeting the departure
My arms wrap tightly around my warm,pink skin
It is here at water's edge that I long to become reacquainted with myself - body, mind and soul

The blue green waves nip at my ankles, inching ever higher
Like a playful pup they come back again and again
Each wave contains the deepest secrets of ocean life

My mind ponders the meaning of life at water's edge
It is here that I solve the problems of the world
It is here that I grieve - my salty tears spilling into the saltier water - forming a perfect union
It is here - at water's edge - that I come to terms with myself honestly - strengths and weaknesses

My toes sink further down, the water trenching out my feet without mercy
I don't mind - for there is always more than enough sand to share
The faint smell of fish and seaweed linger in my nostrils
Rather than repulse, I draw deeply in - savoring the scent of peace that comes with them

The occasional plump sea gull swoops down in search of a meal
Only to be robbed by the pelican who is coming in lower and smoother
Like a dance they continue to scour the ocean surface for a delicacy

At water's edge the dead give up their secrets
Trinkets, and remnants, jewels and death all visit - indiscriminately
Cold, dead jellyfish whose sting knows no end
Is positioned next to the perfect sea shell with mother of pearl coloring
Parts of larger sea life was ashore - anonymously so
Yet a closer inspection tells quite a tale of brave battle and noble death

As the sun gently kisses the sky goodnight, a chill begins to envelop me
A light gray-white mist rises from the water to lull all to slumber
The still warm water is beckoned home for the night

There is something about the water's edge that pulls me ever nearer
The endless possibilities - for no two visits are ever the same
Familiar yes, but each one has it's own signature - like the waves when they reach the shore

At water's edge I find myself again,
I am reminded of the awesome majesty of mother nature
Each wave coming from a far, exotic land where another pair of feet dig toes into the sand



Copyright 2004 Rose Limongi

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Reviewed by Reginald Birch (Reader)
Love of your beloved ocean beautifully put to words.
Reviewed by Marco Landi
I can read this work over and over and see....
"Each wave coming from a far, exotic land where another pair of feet dig toes into the sand"

Reviewed by Ian Thorpe
There is something spiritually significan about the meeting of land and water. You capture it well here.
And isn't it a delicious feeling when the receding waves dig the sand from under your feet?
Reviewed by ya mama (Reader)
a vivid write.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
The sea is a wonder and you say it so well here, Rose. Thank you for this offering. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
Hi Rose,

This is beautiful and thought-provoking, I like this a lot.

May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by E. Richardson
a beautiful piece of nature! your images in this are first class! Splendid job, Rose.
Reviewed by Abe Rossi (Reader)
what is good for the good for the soul....Peace Abel
Reviewed by Fletcher Bailey (Reader)
Rose, this is poem is so image filled. I can almost feel the water on my feet, the sand between my toes, the smell of the ocean...excellently written...Fletcher B
Reviewed by Jane Rodway
This reminds me of a buddhist practice of mindful walking, which is what I do to get in touch. This has a calming feeling.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
Great thoughts Rose, salt water is in every English mans blood.. bar mine.

Nice one.....
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Wonderfully good poem, Rose. And many of us feel something wondrous 'at water's edge.'

Since life started in the water, and our evolutionary predecessors first crawled onto land, from water, perhaps there is a special bond there - both ancient and sacred.
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero
This poem, "Water's Edge", is more than the narrator's experience. Its universal voice, allowed the reader to make it his/her experience. It is all that I've ever envisioned the ocean to be. Your words made me see, feel, and smell the ocean as I've so many times experienced. This is very good writing, Rose.

Carmen :-)
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader)
MAGICAL work, ROSE...both the poem and pic!
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Deep and beautifully written!
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson
Beautiful write Rose, I felt as if I were there. Fantastic picture to compliment this write. I take at least six rolls of film everytime I visit the sea. The setting for this write was perfect...Oh How I Love The Sea! For it is there that I can taste eternity.
Reviewed by Regina Pounds
Vivid writing...yes, I love the ocean, too, and you bring it to life here.

Reviewed by William Bonilla
A beautiful write ....Rose
love the ocean my self
always been surrounded by water
loved this write

Reviewed by John Banasiewicz Jr
Nice pic of the sunset and ocean. Goes perfect with write here. Relaxing and a place to search and find yourself is the ocean. Ankle high is my max but you put me right at the edge here and had me soul searching also after the read.
Very well done Rose
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Hey, watch yourself, Rose, that ocean is mine as well...unless it is the Pacific, then you can have is definitely different than my ocean as mine has yet to get warm and for sure there are no pelicans as far north as NJ, I wish, but...?

You have posted here a gem, a diamond and not in the rough, as any and all ocean scenes are ingrained in us all for all of time, no need to be there, just to dream and remember and we can be washed clean of all our pain...this poem has done this not only for you, but for the rest of us and for that we all thank you immensely...Peace thru Ocean Knowledge...Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Rose this is a masterpiece! Every word start to finish is
magical! The ocean is my favorite place and you have made
it even more beautiful!Thank you for such a gem!
Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger
Greetings Poet Rose Limongi. This is timeless treasure You have penned, and have shared it with us!!!… Nothing better than being at “Water’s Edge!!!”… To help one find the true meaning of it all. There is some really GREAT Poetry being pumped out tonight!!!… Thank You for sharing Your Talent and Poetry, Poet!!!
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader)
Stunning poetry and visuals masterful poem.
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