Summer Seas

by Mark   May 28, 2018

If the azure glow of the ocean
is summers' own liquid crest
then the curling swells in motion
are the flag ripples in zest.

Unfurl! Fissure - our queen of salts
your pulse surveys our shores
kissing the sands in wavey waltz
and bequeaths the pearly spores.

Tepid husks under amber beams
yearn for littoral embraces,
quench all sheath burnt seams
and drench the basking faces.

Spray your song of briny mirth
tickle our drum-shells with hush
in whisper sing of tiding worth
breeze their sultry summer crush.

Bustling simpers ode your grace
sodden granule shrines arise
the hustle rush - infants chase
you splatter and belch in prise.

Shimmer the peach and the blue!
Wing the terns of whitish grey,
this season a-bore without you
vast emblems, of the golden day.


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  • 10 months ago

    by Tony

    Judge's Comment

    The imagery in this poem is just phenomenal and it was only enhanced by Mark's skillful use of diction. The abab rhyme scheme really worked here and, like the high seas depicted, flowed from beginning to end.

  • 11 months ago

    by Mark

    Thankyou for your comments poets!

  • 11 months ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Congratulations :)

  • 11 months ago

    by Em (marmite)

    Just beautiful the image is. Excellent

  • 11 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Loved this excellent piece full of strong imagery and emotion. Glad to see it nominated. Milly x

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