"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Faithful Watch

The tree’s twisted eyelid
is my portal to the sea.
Mornings I rise to view
blue water sparkling
through leaf lashes.

There are days
I see a blue eye wink
of waves splashing,
others a cataract
 fog of gray.

But with each sunrise
I smile and find peace
knowing my rooted sentinel
has kept a faithful watch
over me, the sand and the sea.

©Susie Clevenger 2012
Photograph: Richard Schear
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Denise Moncrief said...

Your words and the picture complement each other beautifully. I love the beautiful images you write. I believe I would see the scene without the picture.

Jen R said...

Love that, it combines two of my favourite things in nature, the ocean and funky trees!

Fireblossom said...

This is beautiful, Susie!

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you so much Denise!

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Jen...It was an honor to be inspired by Richard Schear's photo

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Fireblossom!!

Teresa said...

This is wonderful! I love the comparison of the eye and the tree.

Adhi Das said...

you have written it so well..GOD LOVE U

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks you Teresa

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Adhi Das

Cad said...

I loved your 'leaf lashes' winking...

Kerry O'Connor said...

How great is that opening stanza! The eye image is just inspired. I loved it!

Kay L. Davies said...

I love your images, too, Susie. "leaf lashes, cataract fog" just wonderful! You picked my favorite photo, and described it perfectly.

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Cad

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Kerry..as soon as I saw the photo I thought of an eye on the sea.

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Kay...Richard took an amazing shot

Margaret said...

Very creative and I liked:

others a cataract
fog of gray.

very original.

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