Sun Kissed Days

Sun Kissed Days

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Surrender





Wash my feet
sweet ocean
to you I surrender.
Your lips soothing
like a lullaby
whispered to an infant.
Angels sing 
and poets dream.
I am awakened 
by this moment
ordinary
yet extraordinary. 
My feet anchored in the sand
seashells leave a mysterious trail.
Life is here,
connected to all that came before us
and all that remains.
I inhale,
I exhale,
I surrender. 



At  http://dversepoets.com/ Marina is asking us to write an ordinary thing in our life that would be easy to take for granted. Sometimes when I am out in the ocean I realize the grandeur of it all and how easy it is sometimes to forget to celebrate it.

28 comments:

  1. Glorious Poem! Tight, Perfect, Meaningful! Like a shell. . . .


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

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  2. I love the extraordinary touch you have given to the ordinary. I feel the ocean through your poem.

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  3. mmmm just the kinda surrender i want...tot he rhythm of life and the ocean...i wish i was close to the beach still....so much life there...even in the remnants left on the sand...

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  4. We live in a wonderland here in Western WA, hemmed in by mountain ranges, 100 miles from the coast, adjacent to the inland sea of Puget Sound, rimmed by fire mountains--& yes, every foray is golden, & for me & mine, never taken for granted; nice piece.

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  5. There is nothing like the seashore to restore your spirit. This was gorgeous, ayala. And makes me miss the ocean sharply.

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  6. ah, I drifted off into the ocean while reading this... then came back to reality when I went too deep and realized I don't know how to swim. smiles... this is a very peace write... there's a certain calmness in resting by waters...

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  7. Wonderful how the sea can restore.. And if it's close to where you live it might be ordinary..

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  8. This is my third attempt to comment!

    Just beautiful - redolent of all the pleasures of the seashore.

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  9. Very soothing, lullaby sound of the poem, perfectly mirroring the waves coming in.

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  10. a beautiful feeling and connection with the ocean

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  11. We both wrote about our feet being anchored by the sand...something we never take for granted....lovely.

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  12. I really love this poem and photo. You were able to transport me to my favorite place the OBX where I too can feel so relaxed. Thank you.

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  13. Agreed! beautifully penned Ayala! :)

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  14. You transported me to those moments I've experienced too. Beautiful poem.

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  15. I get that feeling with the ocean too. I could smell the air while reading. I really liked this poem.

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  16. oh you make me yearn for the ocean....

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  17. The image of the shore as the lips of the ocean is simply brilliant, Ayala. Lovely work.

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  18. Why so serious why so complicated to simply connect to life.. i often wonder now..but no then.. when life truly is a complicated mess i view...then....

    To escape to freedom.. is such a loving experience.. to no longer be trapped by the complicated mess that can be mind...language.. and culture too..

    i find it in Mother Nature TRUE..YES.. my human nature freedom.. i look back..i visit.. but only stay here now..now.....as i learn my lesson well.. to never ever..really go back...:)

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  19. I want to walk on the ocean ~

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  20. Whimsical, Ayala. Perhaps this could become a monthly series? Would love to hear how much the ordinary means to you.

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  21. I love the idea of surrendering to the ocean...nature has so much history, strength and beauty. I enjoyed this.

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  22. You have me wishing I was on the beach, toes in the sand, the sights and sounds of the ocean all around.

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  23. lovely sense of the waves here. k.

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  24. Ayala this is breathtaking. I love the connection of what was and is to come....a beautiful heartfelt poem.

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  25. Miss you, ayala. Hope all is well!

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  26. ayala, glad you are okay. I hope there is light in your life soon. I know this time of year begins the dark for me...always hard to push through to the Spring. Sometimes just knowing it's there is a bit of a help.

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  27. Made me feel as though I was on the precipice of the vast ocean...

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