To the Sea

To the Sea

A Poem by M. Elizabeth Archer
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A traditional ode for creative writing

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O great expanse beyond the sun and sky,

Elusive realm of life and mystery,

Resounding voice that echoes nature’s cry

In silken waves of grey return to me.

The hand of God does move your mighty mass.

You answer to no mortal man’s command.

The world all your desires must appease.

Your strength and stature none could e’er surpass.

No force on earth could ever hope to stand

Against the awesome power of the seas.

 

O great defender of the world that lies
 Beneath your rippling surface in your care,
 You hide your greatest wonders from our eyes
 And naught we see could e’er to you compare.
 You hold the key to sustenance of life,
 Providing for those below and above.
 Your mysteries support all that we know.
 Your resources are valuable and rife.
 Your contents uphold everything we love,
 Because of you the earth can thrive and grow.

 

O beauty great than spans beyond our sight,

At you our eyes will marvel evermore.

You stood when Earth was still submerged in night

And so shall you remain while days endure.

From here I stand and gaze upon your face

And see reflections of eternity

Inside your crystal waves of shatt’ring glass.

The winds are cool and calm in your embrace,

Your voice is soft that whispers now to me

That this, and you, and all, in time shall pass.

 

© 2009 M. Elizabeth Archer


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Love your depiction of the Sea, Archer.
The images of glass and silk are probably my favorites - they really sound like what I always saw in the Ocean. Also, you picked up three of its best attributes - power, mystery, and beauty. This is a lovely poem, and a pleasure to read.

Posted 10 Years Ago


Wow. That was lovely. Some real imagery and symbolism. I truly adored this poem. It made me see the ocean in a new way that I have never seen it before. Especially these lines:
O beauty great than spans beyond our sight,

At you our eyes will marvel evermore.

You stood when Earth was still submerged in night

And so shall you remain while days endure.

From here I stand and gaze upon your face

And see reflections of eternity

Inside your crystal waves of shatt'ring glass.

The winds are cool and calm in your embrace,

Your voice is soft that whispers now to me

That this, and you, and all, in time shall pass.

That last stanza really makes me see that it's the ocean that really reflects God's beauty and power. Great poem, my friend!
~Happy Writings!~

Posted 10 Years Ago



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M. Elizabeth Archer
M. Elizabeth Archer

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I have always had an interest in the fine arts, and I am hoping to refine my abilities by means of this website. I write short stories and poetry, and I am working on a novel, as well. I am also inv.. more..

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