Exposure

Exposure

A Poem by Chris Shaw

storm's marauding afterlife
leaves eyes of sunrise squinting
.
brooding cloud formations
hang in black curtain heaviness
.
lined with a sliver of silver hem
gleaming with uncertain promise
.
hurled through rough salty waters
from ocean's dark disturbed bed
.
tossed in a surge of soapy foam
angriest of roller-coasters ride in
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fossils flung far in shifting swell
beached upon dampened sand
.
naked on soft islands surrounded
by wet glistening shingle sharps
.
ammonites bellemnites picked
by fingers clinging to jurassic finds
.

© 2021 Chris Shaw


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I felt like I was there with you dear Chris, after the storm, looking for treasures.... Something I just love to do.
Rained heavily here today but now it is sunny....and we are in June... Oh those poor vacationers... not been great here the past two weeks...
We of course love it... Rain...means not as much watering...
Lisa, shoulder better

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lisasview

1 Year Ago

Good morning dear Chris,
7:15 here and I am already on the computer with a nice Cappuccino n.. read more
Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Have a wonderful day Lisa.
Lisasview

1 Year Ago

Thank you,
Lisa



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Storm and angry wave is quite nerve wracking. Your descriptions are apt here and vividly visual. But finding fossils from this disruption is quite a thing of amusement... I enjoyed this write thoroughly

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Chris Shaw

3 Years Ago

Dear Sima, fossils aren't easy to find, so this made the storm more rewarding. We were gifted with t.. read more
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3 Years Ago

Yes, I am doing okay .....today only I posted two of them.... Emotinally drained out nowadays becau.. read more
Chris Shaw

3 Years Ago

I'll take a look Sima. Corona is having an exhausting effect on every continent. Do be careful.
you have done an excellent depiction of the different facets of the natural world which can be quite awe inspiring

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

3 Years Ago

Thank you Dave. That was quite a storm and many years ago, but I have never forgotten it. Good you s.. read more
Like every fine cut gemstone, oceans have many facets to their natures. This one was new to me and your unfolding of the chain of events which must take place to bring the fossils to the shore is written wonderfully. :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

3 Years Ago

This particular storm left beached some amazing finds. My grandson and I were out early that morning.. read more
This is a wonderful write Chris, enjoyed this

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

3 Years Ago

So pleased you liked the couplets Kim. Thank you for your encouragement. You are appreciated.
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Quite the descriptive picture you've written here Chris, I could see everything as clear as if I were standing on the strand watching ancient relics roll ashore.
I love poems of the sea ... the one that has stood the test of time for me was one I studied in English class as a teen John Masefield's "Sea Fever".

Good write Chris.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

3 Years Ago

Thank you Ted. I also like poems about the moods of the sea. Pleased that you popped by to leave me .. read more
Very Original, Chris.
That is a great piece.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

3 Years Ago

Thank you very much Kay. Pleased you enjoyed the read, and delighted you checked in.

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Very well done! Your word choices are impressive to say the least. I'm humbled.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Chris Shaw

3 Years Ago

Frankie you have left such a lovely review but please don't feel humbled by my writing. Just enjoy i.. read more
NEVER I expected that amazingly stunning ending! completely brilliant one dear Chris, from the breathtaking title to your clever way with expressions until those last few lines when You totally made it magical ✨

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Chris Shaw

3 Years Ago

Another visit from you lightsong, so encouraging you are with your comments. You have made my day :).. read more

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Chris Shaw
Chris Shaw

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Albert, my paternal grandfather introduced me to Tennyson when I was nine. I have loved poetry ever since but did not attempt writing a single piece until I was 40. It's never too late to try somethin.. more..

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