Aspects Of Light

Aspects Of Light

A Poem by Chris Shaw
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Spontaneous poetry

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let there always
always be
this glare from sunlight
on the sea
that lifts all spirits
in distress
that calms and soothes
all restlessness
to sprinkle sparkle
where the mood
of brooding clouds
have done their best
to hamper thoughts
of happiness
to sink the soul
beneath the waves
into the ocean's
darkest caves

© 2021 Chris Shaw


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Chris - surely in another life you had to have been a person of the sea. You manage to see into the depths of the ocean and bring forth the light that is often hidden there. For all, its roughness and sometimes rage the sea with sunlight shining is the essence of tranquility and a place I love to be. This is beautifully done.
Take care - Dave

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

Such a lovely review Dave. Thanking you for stopping by and leaving me an encouraging review. Please.. read more



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dearest Chris... as rain drops on petal shells where Tides
have come and gone... we find the poems along the sand
where memories were left behind... your poetry is made of Dreams.
tenderly, Pat

Posted 1 Week Ago


The sun bouncing off the water can be hypnotic. The warm light diving deep until it vanishes.

"where the mood
of brooding clouds
have done their best"

Neat lines and smart writing. Have a great day Chris.



Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Week Ago

Many thanks duff for your thoughts on this one. Pleased you enjoyed.

Chris
Amen to this lovely prayer. Have you read Annie Dillard? I think you might like her stuff. She is brilliant.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

I haven't read Annie Dillard, but thanks for the tip. I will take a look at her work Mike.
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I love the spontaneous ones, Chris! This poem just flows and fills me with such positivity, it reads like a prayer. Just loved it and I am so inspired too.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Your lovely review has lifted me at a time I am finding it difficult to write anything new. Thank yo.. read more
I love writing about the sea and the natural elements have always inspired and healed me. I really enjoyed your voice in this one

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Thank you Tara. Pleased to meet you. Really appreciate you stopping by. I find healing in the natura.. read more
let there always be your poetry then!!

Beautiful scenery. I am inclined to relate the sea to human nature: A mystery and a hope. No matter how furious the sea gets, a dim sunlight can make it sparkle. :)

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

What a lovely thing to say Lale. I agree the sea is very much like human nature. Something about sun.. read more
This moves like sea waves themselves, very heart moving as well. You are such a good writer Chris. Happy New Year! Hugs!

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Thanks Patricia for your kind words and your best wishes Sending my very best to you.

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I just love it when I find a poem that makes me want to read it again.
And again and one more time because it made me feel good thank you for writing this poem.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

5 Months Ago

Thank YOU. How strange, I have just paid you a visit too. Really appreciate your stopping by.
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Throwing Romeo

5 Months Ago

Well then.... thank you.
It's truly been a pleasure.
You are doing your part too. Your light is winning the fight and shining upon us in good measure. Beautiful lines with so much goodwill gestures.
Happy New Year.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

5 Months Ago

Thank you dear Sami for your lovely review. Happy New Year to you too.

Chris
Sami Khalil

5 Months Ago

Same to you. Happy New Year. You are welcome Chris.
I have never seen the sea. But she haunts me. As the new year approaches, I pray that all poets will leave a little light in the world, as you have. Happy New Year.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

5 Months Ago

If you have never seen the sea, you have missed out. I love the sea and her many moods. Thank you fo.. read more
M. J. Smith

5 Months Ago

Like so many, finances prevent me from visiting a coast. I can only dream... Thank for sharing your .. read more

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Berkshire, United Kingdom



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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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