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Sunday, February 27, 2011

that's what sea said...

I need the sea because it teaches me ~ Pablo Neruda


of milky white
springtime innocent 
valley splendors
i sing psalms


of moody indigo
lustful moon 
mountain carvings
i write sonnets


but it is for you, teacher
i thirst always 
for that poetic mouthful
as you come


back turned 'round
ready to leave
i am again
breathless
wordless


Rene Foran ~ February 2011

20 comments:

  1. I was driving down the freeway today, north towards the mountains that surround three sides of our town, and I thought you would have to write a poem about them. Every peak was dusted with snow and Shasta and Lassen are almost all white. Bright, clear and cold day in Northern California.

    Cheers,

    Casey

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  2. ok, its the title that sent me there...but my mind went straight to the gutter....

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  3. Neruda and I agree. I must trek to a seashore at least annually, feel the ocean water on my skin, or all is not right.
    And, oh! Your poem is incredibly warm and sensuous. Love it.

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  4. I'm hot for teacher in a very sensuous way.

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  5. ...under the boardwalk,
    down by the seeeea...

    (sigh)

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  6. the waves that the lines make is a great compliment to the words, which ebb and flow like waves on the shore.

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  7. yep, this is all hot and and sexy and shit. love it, naturally.

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  8. I love it, especially the "moody indigo" and the "lustful moon". and the thirsting for the "poetic mouthful". Wow.

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  9. Some unique wordplays there that come together in advancing the very sexy tone of the work...tight descriptions.

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  10. Oh this is wonderful, and what attentive writing, your rolling, swelling words and the poem's lovely form...

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  11. the cradle of us all, and a true teacher. You've used color, image and rhythm really well here to evoke the salt never-quenching smell of the sea.

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  12. Beautiful tribute to the sea...and what a gracious and always giving teacher she is...giving us music and poetry and renewing wisdom...blessings...bkm

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  13. Such a wonderful teacher she is, luring us with melodies, guiding our sails by the tide, mesmerizing moments, split second reactions... teaching us to feel rather than think... feel the ebbs pulling.

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  14. Your pounding, swelling, ebbing, effervescence
    What better lover could I have
    Than the one who licks my bare feet
    With a salty, sand encrusted tongue.

    OneLove--Tiger Windwalker

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  15. Wonderful, leave 'em breathless, great flow work.

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  16. Ah, the title drew me in
    and I drowned in beauty

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  17. Ohhh... this is simply BEAUTIFUL!!! I knew that seas could be charming in their "appearances"... but now mannerisms too?! Woowww...

    I just loved this personification, Rene!! Lovely...and soooo romantic! I can feel the salty water crystallizing on my skin... like gentle hands stopping me...

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  18. I had to read this twice for the joy of it.

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  19. ah - i love the psalms
    of moody indigo...

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  20. Psalms of moody indigo... lovely.. I enjoyed it so much...
    Thanks for sharing...

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com/2011/03/whispers-winter-dew.html
    Twitter @VerseEveryDay

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