Smiling at the Sea

We stand waist-high

In marram grass,

Smiling at the sea,

Shading our eyes

Against spangles of sun

To discern a distant boat

Sunk in parallels of green

And purple marsh, cream

Sand of a windswept coast

Silvered by ice blue surf,

Tasting the zest

Of salt and mud-

It’s in our blood.


© Kim M. Russell, 2016

Smiling at the Sea 2

My response to A Dash of Sunny Prompt Nights – We tend to smile in the exact same language – [27]

Sanaa has shared some inspirational quotes and poems to write a poem about something we feel is important to us.


15 thoughts on “Smiling at the Sea

  1. Whistles!! ❤❤ This is absolutely gorgeous writing, Kim 😀 I adore the peaceful and serene images here that lull the reader into a sense of calm and bliss. Beautifully executed. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support. ❤❤

    Lots of love,

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    1. Hi Sanaa! I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend. Thanks for your generous comments. I’m about two thirds of the way through cleaning my study and decluttering. It’s dusty work but needed to be done. I start a course with The Poetry School in ten days, so I wanted a clean, tidy space. Now I’m in need of a walk by the sea 😊🐚 Much love, Kim


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