Sea Dreaming

Written for:  Poets and Storytellers United (posted by Sanaa)
Weekly Scribblings #3 – Salt-water poems
“Write inspired by the sea.”

sea bottom

Sit at sea’s edge, wait
for a whale-wave to roar
over my head, covering
me in white bubbles
of foamy salt. I imagine
myself at sea’s bottom
surrounded by spiny
purple sea urchins,
oddly waving pink anemones,
and bright yellow sea horses
who speak to me.

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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12 Responses to Sea Dreaming

  1. oldegg says:

    Many of of us have that urge to be sea creatures once again having some distant ancestor crawling out the sea many years ago and deciding to try the land instead. I think that is why we have that feeling of belonging as we breathe in its briny scent. Mind you it is quite a shock to have that freak wave engulf you!


  2. Delightfully imagined!


  3. sanaarizvi says:

    Goodness this one has me swooning, Sara! 💝 I love the image of “purple sea urchins”, and “oddly waving pink anemones,” you create magic with your words 😀 Thank you so much for writing to the prompt.


  4. Love the vividness of the imagery. It takes us next to the speaker–at the shore and in the sea–wonderful places to dream in.


  5. That sounds like such a lovely way to spend the day. You created such pretty imagery.


  6. Jim says:

    A nice trip with friendly greetings. What more could you ask for? A little oxygen perhaps. Nice reading, building anticipation beginning at every line.
    Sarah, you must have grown up close to a beach. I only had them to read about until we visited my grandparents at my age.


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