this side of the ocean...

this side of the ocean...

A Poem by Brad
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lamenting...

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From this side of the ocean

Things look bleak

Rough white capped death

Awaiting to engulf me

Into her depths

If I could send my spirit

Over the waves

Within the skin of a dolphin

Cutting through the water

To reach the other side

But what would be the point

I would only have to leave again

E Hine E, Hoki mai ra

Ka Mate aue

E te aroha E

So I chase the sunsets

Flee the sunrises

On that endless search

For you…

 

© 2011 Brad


Author's Note

Brad
the quotations are taken from a maori song "pokarekareana"- pronounced (poe-car-ray-car-ray ah nah). The first line (ay hee nay ay) "oh woman oh", second line (ho-key my-rah) "come back to me", third line (ka mah-tay ah-oh) "to life i wait", fourth line (ee-tay ah-row-hah ay) "for my love to return"

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sending the spirit over the waves in the skin of a dolphin, thats tranquil but holds so much its overwhelming....
this is such a 'take you there' poem in all the feeling it holds, which i would say perfect with its scenery
you bring people to a heart filled fluid rushing yet calm place because you put the imagery feeling and truth of the poem in one fistful always


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This was a very peacefull read~

Posted 9 Years Ago


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beautiful, Bradley~

Posted 9 Years Ago


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This is not your norm.Very nice.I like this side of you.This may be my fav

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

sending the spirit over the waves in the skin of a dolphin, thats tranquil but holds so much its overwhelming....
this is such a 'take you there' poem in all the feeling it holds, which i would say perfect with its scenery
you bring people to a heart filled fluid rushing yet calm place because you put the imagery feeling and truth of the poem in one fistful always


Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Rough white capped death

third line drew me in immediately
always a thrill to find poetry that leaves me thinking in pictures

Posted 9 Years Ago


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Shyte....ate my comment

I got's me a question! Why do you speak of "White capped death" as a her when you are hoping for your lovers return?

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Beautiful words and beautiful feels :)

Posted 10 Years Ago


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Your romantic side reveals itself once again, and elegantly so.

Posted 10 Years Ago


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the longing for homeland is always there. where ever we maybe, whatever we achieve in life.. they all fail to complete life. very folk - loved it!
ps- Man! i love Maori dance.

Posted 10 Years Ago


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the maori song is beautiful but balanced nicely by your own last stanza - flee the sunrises on that endless search...

Posted 10 Years Ago


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