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By the Sea

I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida. .


No greater love have I,

than that for the sea.

The wind blows the waves about

and they shimmer and shine.

In all the seasons,

the sea beckons to me.

Peaceful and content I can be,

down by the seaside,

were the breezes,

blow a salty mist about.

Upon the rocks,

jutting from the sea,

I can imagine,

mermaids sitting in the sun.

Dolphins jump up high for joy,

splashing among the waves,

as they go rolling to shore.

Comes the sunset,

the sea turning golden,

until the purple twilight –

closes the curtain on the day.

By the light of the moon,

the sea now a silvery dream

and the waves softly whisper -

a lullaby to me.

© 2019 Gypsy Rose Lee


Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on February 08, 2019:

Thank you, Pamela and I hope your weekend is great too.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on February 08, 2019:

i don't live too far from the ocean and I love going there and just watching and listening to the waves. I truly enjoyed your powem.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on February 07, 2019:

Thank you, Shauna. I have two choices of water now both within walking distance. To the left is the ocean and to the right the riverside. It is rather exciting for me to have access to the Atlantic Ocean and the Halifax River.

Thank you, Nell. My love of the sea grew stronger when I lived in Latvia because the shores were lapped by the Baltic Sea. Now in Florida I have the Atlantic Ocean and also the Halifax River.

Nell Rose from England on February 07, 2019:

Me too! I love the sea! I live to far inland to visit it more than a couple of times a year, but I absolutely love it. Love your poem!

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on February 07, 2019:

Rasma, when I lived closer to the ocean than I do now, I'd often sit on the beach at dusk. It was calming as just as you describe it in this poem.


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