Wednesday, September 10, 2014

THE SONG OF MY LIFE

Moonrise over Broken Islands
photo by Jon Merk

The song of my life is the summer breeze
dancing within  the rustling trees
it's the murmuring shore, the waves' ebb and flow
it's the beauty of nature wherever I go
it's the call of the mountains, the tumbling falls,
it's the  riverbed green,  and the canyon walls,
it's sunrise and sunset, the golden glow
of a fall afternoon as the sun sinks low
it's the smell of smoke on the evening air
it's the howl of the wolf, the growl of bear
it's the cackling hen and the warbling wren
the fox's leap over the cattle pen
it's the translucent light on the sandy shore
glorious beauty spread all before
it's the moon that crosses the midnight sky
it's the beauty that forever draws my eye
it is, most especially, the song of the sea,
ever drawing away, then returning to me.


For Susan's prompt at Mid Week Motif: Melody - without using the word melody. I cheated a bit with "song," for lack of gray matter.

29 comments:

  1. a melodious song Sherry -full of beautiful images

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  2. I love this Sherry! It would work well at Poetry Jam this week, too.

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  3. So nice, so many things sing to you, Sherry! I love especially the last line "the song of the sea,
    ever drawing away, then returning to me." ~ Inspiring xx

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  4. You have such a beautiful song of life Sherry!! I wish I had written this.. you did a wonderful job!

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  5. All the wild and some of the tame sing your life, Ms. Sherry. I believe every word of it. Sweems you and they sing each other!

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  6. This is simply wonderful, Sherry. I think it is one of my favorite of yours. Love what you did here, everything is just beautiful.

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  7. What a beautiful world you live in, Sherry. Your observations were very melodic.

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  8. I agree with Gabriella. This is one of my favorites of yours too. I love its melody, and it so expresses the wonderful song of your life!

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  9. I love how life sings you Sherry. This is a beautiful, melodic bio of you. I don't think you cheated by using the word 'song.' I hope not 'cause I did too. Anyway, this poem reveals how well you know yourself, your beauty and your life's preferences.

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  10. Wow I really like this Sherry. And it really speaks to me of what I know of you. Wonderful.

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  11. Sherry you excel at lyrical poetry! I am soothed and lulled by the rhythm and images here, absolutely lovely :-)

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  12. You have captured the melody of your heart and the rhythm of your very soul. Beautiful poetry..

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  13. The song of the sea and the melody of the ocean, beautifully captured.

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  14. A beautiful life and with nature its even more pious and lovely:)

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  15. Nature and your journey in a wonderful song....this is lovely Sherry.

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  16. The sea washes inside the words....I can tell it's always with you..and you sang it out for us

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  17. Ah nature's song. So great that it is the song of your life.

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  18. You've sketched this beautifully, Sherry - the translucent light, the call of the sea: I am there.

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  19. What a transcendent, lovely song you've described here, Sherry!!!

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  20. This is so very beautiful, and I can definitely relate to the song of the sea.

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  21. Do you ever try to catch some of the notes as they whiz by? So much to inspire so much to be in love with.
    Im glad you are surrounded by a symphony!!

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  22. i really loved this song a lot Sherry

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  23. love this fountain of words singing your life...BEAUTIFUL!!

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  24. That was beautiful! Thanks for sharing this life song!

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  25. I wish I could live near the sea to feel that beautiful song

    See The Sea

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  26. how could the song of your life not ave so much of nature alive in it....smiles.

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