Beach Bliss

Written for:  dVerse Poets – Haibun Monday
“Taking A Forest Bath” – Say What????  (posted by hayesspencer)
 I would like you all to write about the last time you totally immersed yourself in nature. 
I would like you all to write about how you relaxed, what you did, how you enjoyed the experience.  Whether it is skating on frozen river, a hike on the banks of a river, lying in a hammock under the trees, walking in the rain or snow. camping in the desert…whatever you did to get in touch with nature.

On an Indian summer day in September, we headed
to a beach. It was the kind of day that gives
you hope. Beach was lightly dotted with people,
all lucky enough to be free on this weekday.

Waves chopped into dark blue waters. We walked
along the fringe where tide had recently receded.
Foamy bubbles kept company with gleaming, multi-
colored rocks. Pieces of driftwood scattered
like benches on the sand. We sat, and looked
out at our ocean, hypnotized.

sun drenched ocean
scents of salt and brine in air
furnished time of peace

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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20 Responses to Beach Bliss

  1. Singledust says:

    you chose the beach! how lovely, i lived on an island for 2 years an loved having the proximity of water, so soothing. it was the kind of day that gave you hope – that was really pretty and reflected of the sun drenched sea. very soft words.

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  2. “The kind of day that gave you hope”….I love that! Beautifully descriptive.


  3. I love the smell of salt and brine and your closing haiku captures the peacefulness so well 💖 xxx


  4. frankhubeny says:

    I think it is easy to get hypnotized in a pleasant way by the waves on a beach. Although it is not an ocean, Lake Michigan and Green Bay can hypnotize me as well as the Atlantic Ocean which I don’t see as often.


  5. lillian says:

    Lovely. Especially
    “We sat, and looked
    out at our ocean, hypnotized.”
    Isn’t it wonderful that the ocean can intimately belong to so many? 🙂


  6. Grace says:

    My favorite place is sun-drenched ocean ~ Lovely share Sara ~

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  7. I love the sea, and would probably feel more relaxed watching waves than the forest.


  8. kanzensakura says:

    If I could have a forest by the ocean, life would be perfect. I love how you bring so much hope into this wonderfully descriptive haibun. I like how the ocean always belongs to all of us, even if just for the time we take to walk along the edges of it or sit and watch the waves.


  9. Sherry Marr says:

    “A time of peace”……..always available at the shore. Lovely, Sara.

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  10. And you have such stunning beaches in Oregon. Lovely way to de-stress.


  11. Misky says:

    It’s so easy to be dazzled by the sunlight on the beach. It’s magical …. and yes, hypnotic.

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