Sunset Sails

Sunset Sails

A Poem by Traci

Snapped by a sound upon the wind,

I hear the ocean calling my name.

Even my own voice, my heartbeat,

cannot deny her presence.

The distant cries of the ancient seas,

forlorn whispers, ominous fears,

hear now this anecdote of mystery.

 

Tormented, tattered, torn,

a soul journeys through primeval scrolls,

the gentle breeze guides through tempest waters,

coursing frayed sails homeward

emerging into the light,

facing destiny, finding clarity,

feeling the hard hand of humanity,

on the beach, beside serenity

beneath the setting of the Santa Cruz sun.


© 2015 Traci



Author's Note

Traci
The ocean has always been a salve to my soul

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I'm wondering if we live close to one another . . . I'm an hour south of Monterey. I recently posted a poem about the sea & you might recognize some of the landmarks I mention, if you're from around here. I love the way your poem of the sea is more about what's going INSIDE as one watches & takes it in. I love the way you use sea-like terminology with double meanings about the inner feelings, upon interacting with the sea. It's so fun to see how we can write about the same thing in very different ways & that's one of my favorite things about this writing community (((HUGS))) fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago


Traci

2 Months Ago

We do live close.
I am looking forward to reading more of your work, especially familiar land.. read more
I love the Monterey coastline. I spend three years roaming her in 1992-1994. I spend a lot of time in Santa Cruz. I liked your description of the sea. The sea can be heartless but if we respect her. She can be kind too. Thank you Traci for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 9 Months Ago


Traci

2 Months Ago

What's not to love about the Monterey coastline. Santa Cruz is an amazing place, almost moved there.. read more
Coyote Poetry

2 Months Ago

You are welcome Traci. I will visit the coastline in late May for 12 days. I'm looking forward to t.. read more
Traci

2 Months Ago

Would love to see you if you're over this way. Mssg. me.
This was a very poignant write... i feel much the same way...the ocean has always been a metaphor that i use frequently in my poetry...
The beauty of your poem lies in the fact that you actually make the ocean seduce and call upon the reader... we feel that strange pull...:))

Posted 11 Months Ago


Traci

9 Months Ago

Thank you, MFD. I look forward to reading your poetry.
Very deep and beautifully written."The hard hand of humanity, on the beach, beside serenity" - indeed.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Traci

9 Months Ago

Thanks so much, Pete.
This is so beautifully written! You paint wonderful pictures with your words and the reader can "feel" your love of the sea. Brava! ~Sharon

Posted 1 Year Ago


Traci

9 Months Ago

Thanks so much, Miss Sharon. I'm happy to hear you were able to "feel" and not just read my words, t.. read more
This is a very satisfying poem, feeling like the churning of water along the Santa Cruz Coast! It's dark and powerful but not unrelenting. The feeling is like waking up on a beach with a hangover...uncomfortable but not sorry.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Traci

9 Months Ago

I appreciate your kind words, and comparison. You truly know my love for the ocean.
Robert Tusitala O'Neill

7 Months Ago

I do! We will have to enjoy it in your favorite overlook of Mavericks someday.
Nature has all the healing we need...
Lovely poem.
Heading to the Ocean soon! Yeah!!!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Traci

9 Months Ago

I hope you enjoyed your time at the ocean, and my apologies for not being around much. I appreciate.. read more
The setting sun of Santa Cruz. As you read my work you may see pictures of things familiar to you.

Nice piece with a great feel of the challenge of the open sea. I am not a sailor, but always have enjoyed my time on the water and near the water. Especially the ocean. Well done.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Traci

9 Months Ago

Now that I am back I look forward to reading your work, Willard.

Thank you for your.. read more
Willard Wells

9 Months Ago

Good luck, not writing much right now.
we feel the calling here, the contentment garnered from being near it....beautiful words.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Traci

9 Months Ago

Thank you, J.
What a wow of a write even though I don't share the santa cruz Sun, Splendid

Posted 2 Years Ago


Traci

9 Months Ago

Thanks Andrew.

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Added on October 26, 2015
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