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She is the ocean

… of seven seas construed.

By Tim GracePublished 2 months ago 1 min read

How do we know the sea deeply;

this vast accompaniment to shore?

In truth ... never so completely;

by acquaintance, nothing more.


In her shallows, at water's edge,

where lapping waves decay,

her ripples sound a common pledge,

her splash has much to say.


At deeper depths, in rougher seas,

where waves compound their force,

fathom not her vagaries,

nor delve her inner source.


She is the ocean, of seven seas construed;

to her apply the notion of independent mood.


© Tim Grace, 16 February 2011

(Revised: 6 October 2022)


About the Creator

Tim Grace

A first impression has a lasting effect - it makes a notable difference. In a subtle way that’s who I am as a poet. A ‘first impression’ looking for the gentle ‘twist’ that draws attention to a novel observation.

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