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an enchanted poem in free verse

By Randy BakerPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
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Tuneless tinkling of windchimes

lulls me like the song of sirens.

Like a perfect picture postcard,

the expanse of the sea lies before me.

Quietly coaxing, drawing me in

to its mesmerizing depths.

It is an unrivaled enchantress.

I am listless under her spell.

The sky, too, seems enthralled,

spinning clouds into

cotton candy sandcastles;

a silent homage to its salty mistress.

I dare not rise to venture forth,

knowing if my feet touch the sand,

if I wade into those waves,

I would gladly walk

with arms open wide

to repose in a watery grave.

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Randy Baker

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  • Emos Sibu Poriei (Kaya)3 months ago

    Beautiful! Congratulations too on your 3rd Placing as the Emerging Creator in last weeks Leader Board! Well deserved recognition!

  • The water definitely has a way...as do the words in your poem...beautiful!

  • Poppy 4 months ago

    This is gorgeous! It flows so naturally, a very alluring read

  • Cathy holmes4 months ago

    Beautifully written.

  • Anna 4 months ago

    That's beautiful!

  • Test4 months ago

    Beautifully expressed Randy, I always feel simiar to this next to the ocen, the power and beauty of it is quite overwhelming 🤍

  • I love wind chimes but know many who don’t! ‘Tuneless tinkling of windchimes’

  • sleepy drafts4 months ago

    Oh, this is so beautiful. That last stanza is something else. 💗

  • Manisha Dhalani4 months ago

    Felt like a dance, this poem. Well done, Randy!

  • Test4 months ago

    A wonderful poem.

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