"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Magpie Tales #235 Gravitational Pull

Dark Harbor, 1943, N.C. Wyeth


The ocean sighs as the tide comes in
Dawn's sky fills with cries of gulls
A boat overflows with silvery bounty
Enough to share so all will feast    
The ocean sighs as the tide goes out
And the fishermen return to the sea
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And thanks to Tess Kincaid for Magpie Tales!

19 comments:

Sandee said...

You are really good at these. Really good.

It's Little Johnny, not Billy. I changed it. Thanks for catching that. Boy when I'm sick I miss a lot.

Have a fabulous day honey. Big hugs. ♥♥♥

Celia said...

Really great poem Kathe!

Kay said...

love the silvery bounty!..x

Helen said...

Kathe, this is the perfect title with poem to match!

messymimi said...

The ocean does have a mysterious grip on us, doesn't it?

Stephen Hayes said...

Wonderful coupling of words and imagery. If I'm not mistaken this was one of N.C. Wyeth's last paintings. He was working in tempera at the time, a medium picked up by his famous son, Andrew.

Karen S. said...

Yes, your words ring true, the sea pulls them back over and over. Perfect magpie.

humbird said...

Love the poetic flow...sounds lovely :)x

Stafford Ray said...

Those were the days, when a few men in small boats could bring home such bounty! You captured the picture's song.

SilverGardenia said...

Lovely poem, it made me smile. I too like the image of silvery bounty.

Leovi said...

Nice way to extol the everyday !!

irenet23 said...

Sounds like a ballad. :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Magnificent poem...with a perfect closing :-)

phil said...


*sigh*

~p

Ginny Brannan said...

I think the ocean often sighs. I really enjoyed this, how you captured the image with your words. Lovely.

Tess Kincaid said...

mm silvery bounty indeed...

freyawrites.com said...

I love how the repetition mimics the tide coming in and going out. 'Silvery bounty' is gorgeous.

Suz said...

cries out for haiku

Eddie Bluelights said...

beautifully done ~ Eddie:)