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Sun Kissed Days

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A day in the ocean



 Beauty is around me,
underneath the blue sky,
I hold my breath when I
encounter a flying fish.
How glorious he must feel
to leap in the ocean,
and glide in flight over it.
I taste salt on my lips,
how sweet to feel one
with the vastness,
with the glory of it.
The waves awaken us,
it begins with the breath,
this journey of a thousand heartbreaks
and triumphs. 
Life dangles on a thin thread
we weave,
and we come undone.
Miraculous visions,
while the storms appear on the horizon.
It begins with the breath
and ends there.




22 comments:

  1. So much beauty can be found at the ocean shore! I've never seen a flying fish, but would definitely enjoy seeing one.

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  2. Really a beautiful, beautiful poem - so much to savor - especially love the final thought ' It begins with the breath and ends there.'

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  3. A journey of thousand heartbreaks and triumphs.. how utterly unique is that.. somehow the see contain it all.

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  4. First of all, as part of everyday poetics, the photo of your dog always makes me smile! This lovely poem....all our everydays.."begins with the breath and ends there.." What a glorious line, like that flying fish! and how tasting the salt can make you feel one with it all. A wonderful write this is. Hayes Spencer is Kanzensakura


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  5. the ocean's breath holds so much life... and it is fragile - often just a thin thread....still it holds...

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  6. My wife & I are headed for a time by the ocean this weekend, like returning to the Source, glimpsing the human's birthplace, or what's left of it. The trash that rolls in with the tide always saddens & angers me.

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  7. Oh how you make me pine for the ocean and all its textures, The salt in the air on my lips. Peace.

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  8. P.S. It would be cool if you would put in a link to dVerse Poetics - 'everyday things' at the bottom of your poem.

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  9. I love the meditative quality your poem--focusing on immediate senses beginning and ending with breath.

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  10. Lovely phylosophical/spiritual thoughts. I sometimes become afraid of the vastness of the ocean, when I recognize how big and small I am. Lovely writing Ayala.

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  11. From "the waves awaken..." on down is the best part for me--the way life dangles on a thin thread. WOW.

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  12. I am so amazed at the nature of sidewalk life.. when the oceans of life..
    and wilderness ways.. live on in focus to live alive.. never
    seeing care of
    human way..:)

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  13. such majestic grandeur and peacefulness you uphold in the lines...beautiful .....

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  14. Beauty around us and to savor such moments seem easy to some. But others may just let them slip away! Great lines ayala!

    Hank

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  15. Can sure be found if we care to look, much can be found upon the ocean too

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  16. Both of our poems contain glory, breath, to feel one and more. I loved this read. Nicely done.

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  17. There are so many elements I like about this poem: especially this passage:
    this journey of a thousand heartbreaks
    and triumphs.
    Life dangles on a thin thread
    we weave,
    and we come undone.


    Beautiful! All of it!

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  18. This is beautiful. It brought back memories of being on a catamaran in Hawaii last year and seeing flying fish for the first time in my life. They are amazing. Peace, Linda

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  19. I love the quiet rhythm in your poem, Ayala. The line "Life dangles on a thin thread we weave, and we come undone," particularly resonated with me. Thank you.

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  20. This is very beautiful....."the journey of a thousand heartbreaks and triumphs." Such a wonderful journey.

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