⋅ 21 February 2012

Dark Shorelines

Dark Shorelines

seeking their oysters and cockles—
Love’s restless appetite.

It must be the slow music
of oceans awash
that awakens the unseen self.

Ahh, the forlorn haunting
from losing a lover. Would we
wait forever only to be dismissed

by the endless churn
within the waves
forever saying farewell.

Prey or preyed upon another;
it is still the hungry ghost
that gnaws on the bones

when love beckons
the stormy heart
into the deep sea's darkness.

The sands slide back again
to fill with more
absence, remorse, seething.

Inside rolling waves —
the dream is submerged,
lost in murky fathoms.



© RH Peat 2/20/2012 4:18 pm
Form: 8 tercets/ 24 lines.
Metaphor, Tides of unrequited love.

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  • great poem21 Feb 2012 by

  • This is brilliant Ron! Great stuff!21 Feb 2012 by

  • Ron lovely expressive and thoughtful imagery ! I love the words - 'endless churn within the waves forever saying farewell' ! It has deep philosophy embedded ! -Raj PS: hope you got my last message in the box . Take care.21 Feb 2012 by

  • "Prey or preyed upon another; ".. lines with universal thoughts and irony too Ron..21 Feb 2012 by

  • You use vivid imagery to emphasise brilliant use of the selected metaphor in this poem... Always a pleasure and an education to read your poems Ron.21 Feb 2012 by

  • I shall perservere through the "Tides of unrequited love." I am brave...I am bold...I dare!...A great poem as Sandra has said! Dorothy A Poet Who Loves To Sing22 Feb 2012 by

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