It’s another #writephoto challenge from Sue Vincent, and this week our prompt is this evocative photo of sunset over the ocean. There seemed to be something melancholy about the image – perhaps it’s the combination of the obelisk and the setting sun. This is the poem that came to me:
I wait upon the lonely shore
I wait for boats that come no more
Where water meets stone
Where earth meets sky
I watch the long years passing by
No one remembers when I came
They do not even know my name
Yet still I wait
Yet still I stare
In hope that I might see you there
As darkness ends another day
And golden shimmers slide away
I cry out loud
To an uncaring sea
‘Come back to me, come back to me.’
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Beautiful poem… can feel the longing…
Thanks so much, Ritu xx
“I’ve learned that waiting is the most difficult bit, and I want to get used to the feeling, knowing that you’re with me, even when you’re not by my side.”
Exactly – very well put 🙂 Thank you
There is a real yearning there…the sea always does that to me somehow. x
Me too 🙂
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Thanks for sharing, Sue xx
My pleasure, Helen. xx
Sad yet beautiful 💖
Thank you 🙂 xx
Beautiful poem! It reminds me of the beginning of Practical Magic…
Thanks Kristin! How are you?
I’m great, how are you! I have missed you!
I’m great too! And I’ve missed you as well 🙂
Yay on both accounts!
Agree with Sue…something about the sea creates a yearning for…something. It’s… (I think I need coffee.) Lovely poem. 🙂
Hehe, I know that feeling (both the yearning and the need for caffeine) 🙂 Thank you x
beautifully written words,perfectly placed..
Thank you so much, very nice of you to say 🙂
This is so beautiful. It reads like a lullaby to me.
Thanks so much, Diana 🙂
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This is absolutely beautiful!!!! Such great work. Somehow it reminds me of the times past, which won’t return. The longing for whom we knew, but as we age feel lost……
Thank you so much 🙂 I’m so pleased the poem moved you – the image had that feeling of loss and melancholy to it…