Saturday, 15 February 2014

Under full moon's spell

breaking waves
foam sea turbulent sky-

your kiss, my undertow-


 Gel Kelliher


I write of full breasted moon
straining against window 
pining for stormiest of storms

but come dawn, I turn to you 
anchoring my ship with gentle hands-  



Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - Thanks for the visit~

54 comments:

  1. oh i like the undertow kiss... the full breasted moon and the anchoring of the ship...great contrast between movement and energy and stillness...

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    1. Thank you Claudia ~ They are two poems, smiles ~

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  2. I love the moon stanza, so beautiful. Always great poetry

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  3. What a night... like the imagery of a ship in storm.. but come morning and you more in safe havens.

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  4. wonderful to have gentle hands to anchor one's ship!! I enjoyed the flow from the turbulence to the peaceful in this poem!

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    1. Lovely esthetics, wonderful substitutes for the old tired hackneyed love phrases, yet very romantic; nice rocking of the prompt; thanks.

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  5. love the pictures in the poem and also that picture in the post... took me some time to get what is hiding in it :)

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    1. photography is amazing these days ~ thanks Dezzy ~

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  6. You sing of sweet undertows and desired anchors and I know you are sharing a love wave!

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    1. love wave - that's a new one for me ~ thanks Susan ~

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  7. Enjoyed both of them, Grace. I hope you had a happy V's day.

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    1. long weekend here, thanks Laurie ~

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  8. Must have been a pleasant Valentine's day. >KB

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  9. Me too, love the undertow in your first haiku.

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  10. I love the settings in this poem: the waves, the foam, the sky, the moon. Just perfect!

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  11. The words and image are fantastic.

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  12. your kiss, my undertow...nice...it def can pull you in and under...in a very good way...smiles. also love the anchoring the ship with gentle hands...

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    1. Not too sappy I hope ~ Thank you Brian ~

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  13. Your writing is always so unexpected to me--Beautiful!

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    1. So sweet of you to say Audrey, thanks ~

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  14. Beautifully Simple...and Simply Beautiful!!

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  15. Gentle words and fairytale images...

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  16. If this is sloppy seconds, count me in. Deep tidal rhythms here --

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  17. Wow...you took this and made it so sensual. Nicely done!

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  18. "your kiss, my undertow-" Love the visuals, the metaphor in this. Very sensual, indeed.

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  19. A beautiful piece as always...

    peace and love
    1ManView

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  20. but come dawn, I turn to you
    anchoring my ship with gentle hands-

    Love to read ones with the finality. Love cannot be held dangling, not too long! Nicely Grace!

    Hank

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  21. A great anchor to have indeed, holding one in place with such an embrace

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  22. A wonderful thing to have that person you love to keep you grounded and safe.

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  23. Grace, love the effect of anchoring the ship with gentle hands.

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  24. Captures that to go into the wild you need a haven to come back to

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  25. A stormy romantic night indeed ... and then the calmness of a morning embrace ... lovely imagery, Grace :)

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  26. "your kiss, my undertow"--wonderful visual here. Both poems have such sensual, romantic imagery. Beautiful, Grace.

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  27. a beautiful and intoxicating spell...I won't mind getting lost in the swell knowing the ankor is ever present when need be.

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  28. Wow. never heard of the moon being described that way!

    Misty poem :)

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  29. simply lovely. So much emotion, but finally anchored in love. Nice!

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  30. Lovely words and emotion here, Grace. :-)

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  31. you write love poetry that's both sultry and intelligent, Heaven. happy week to you ~

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  32. This one made me smile. Especially the last line. When all is chaotic, it's good to know we can turn to our love, our anchors. Be well and as always, thank you!

    Happy Week!

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