Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Open/Openness
What do the motifs of open and openness help you to think about?  What’s the first thing that comes to mind?

Breath coming easier, pace relaxing
as all I can see in front
of me is a vast ocean of blue,
hypnotic in its gentle movement,
soothing in its sound.

I spread my arms without sight
knowing no one is next to me.
I take a gulp of salt scent
and feel my skin dampen
and breathe.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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11 Responses to Space

  1. Sumana Roy says:

    the best place to breathe….

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  2. Jae Rose says:

    Space inside to breathe – yes..that is truly being open – succinctly and beautifully drawn – like a deep breath

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  3. We all need space. Salt is a bonus.

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  4. Susan says:

    Yes, openness, indeed. Sometimes just knowing that those places exist helps me to breathe easier, helps me to open–but being there is best.

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  5. Sherry Marr says:

    Yes, such expansion of spirit at the shore………..I feel the same way there.

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  6. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Oh! how I adore this poem 😀
    Beautifully penned.

    Lots of love,

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  7. Yes the ocean does bring a certain peace to the heart. This is lovely Sara!!


  8. Amit Agarwal says:

    Hypnotic indeed! Lovely poem..
    Interestingly the sea breeze which dampens your skin, dries my hair:)
    Please read it here:

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  9. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    I was totally in sympathy wth you, reading; felt like I was right there too.


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