Charlatan

I commit my thoughts to the ocean,

Magnificent, protean

Mysterious, beyond my gaze

Free, without emotion.

 

Silent wild and thunderous

Cavernous and gaping,

Still beneath a placid haze,

Wondrous and knowing.

 

Above a gaping horizon

Wide clouds hang overweight

And gather for the union,

Before the plunge, inflate.

 

At the coast, ad infinitum

Insentient objects glint

In pools where palls are waiting

For the tidal sprint.

 

A curlew dips, a darting shrimp

Flicks its tail and hides,

Beneath the silt and sediment

Consuming worlds collide.

 

The gull with blameless hunger

Stalks above the buried lug,

A bottle gathers sand and traps

A frantic water-bug.

 

The sea grass globes encase, embrace

A cast out finished straw,

The mindless Mephistopheles

Plastic haunts the shore.

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Frances Macaulay Forde

Mon 29th Jan 2018 02:58

An important comment on our oceans.

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Martin Elder

Sun 28th Jan 2018 17:39

You had me in there in that spot with your description. Marvellous poem Carol

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carol falaki

Sun 28th Jan 2018 09:11

Hi Colin thank you your comment is much appreciated

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Sat 27th Jan 2018 21:27

like this lots Carol, thanks for posting. Defo one to come back to for second helpings. Col.

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