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Kovalam Beach - A Sojourn (In response to Ann Carr (annart)'s Beach Challenge)


Rinita is a creative writer, with focus on poetry. She delves into several forms including Haiku/Senryu, Sonnets, Free Verse, and Prose.

The Crimson Line

The Crimson Line

Day One At the Beach

In the midst of the walking rainbow

A fisherman's tale, a sunset

A raving sea, waves of changing hue

A garden of dreams, blooms on the parapet

Violent Waves

Violent Waves

Day Two At the Beach

And the dew drops faded away

To a turbulent shade of green

Destinies intertwined with the violent waves

Left no little tales to begin

Lost in the Ocean

Lost in the Ocean

Day Three At the Beach

If at all there were dreams that came true

They would be dreams by the ocean

A sudden delight in the forgetful calmness

Is one soul lost in the ocean

The Goodbye Hue

The Goodbye Hue

Day Four at the Beach

The morning sun has lost its glow

Beckons the moon of early hours

Roads that lead away from the sea

Await in a new realm of desires

© 2018 Rinita Sen


Rinita Sen (author) on June 17, 2018:

Thank you, manatita. Glad you liked my response.

manatita44 from london on June 17, 2018:

I love the last stanza. Immaculate! Plus a good go at Ann's!Challenge. Sweeettt!

Rinita Sen (author) on June 17, 2018:

Thank you, John. I am happy that I am on a platform with so many incredible poets as you, and to be able to share and receive here with/from such terrific writers is a blessing. Thank you again for visiting my beach story.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on June 17, 2018:

Rinita, I only found your writing through Chris and Ann's challenges but glad I did. I love the poetry and pics and how you separated it into each day at the beach. Well done.

Rinita Sen (author) on June 15, 2018:

Thank you, Li-Jen. Yes, the dew drops line is a favorite of mine, too. Thank you again for taking the time to read.

Li-Jen Hew on June 15, 2018:

Hey Rinita. Another great attempt to a challenge! :) It is interesting to see the poem split according the number of days and the pictures go well with the poem. I also like the depth and creativeness of the poem.."dew drops faded away to a turbulent shade of green", "one soul lost in the ocean". It has a dreamy feel too. Thanks for sharing!

Rinita Sen (author) on June 14, 2018:

Humbled by your comment, Chris. Happy to have participated. I admire your writing!

Rinita Sen (author) on June 14, 2018:

Thank you, Frank. It was a soothing challenge. Writing about the beach is always fascinating!

Chris Mills from Traverse City, MI on June 14, 2018:

Rinita, This is poetry at its finest. That's the evaluation of one not so talented or experienced in the writing of poetry. It carries one away to another place. Thank you for participating in Ann's challenge. Well done.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on June 14, 2018:

Rinita this was absolutely amazing.. I love how you easily handled the challenge...

Rinita Sen (author) on June 14, 2018:

Thank you, Ann. Glad you liked the changing moods. Thank you for linking as well.

Ann Carr from SW England on June 14, 2018:

How the sea and its moods change from day to day, hour to hour even. You have captured this well in your poetry, mirroring your lovely photos.

Thank you for responding to my challenge. I will put your link on my hub.


Rinita Sen (author) on June 14, 2018:

Thank you, Verlie. Yes, pretty much wrote each quartet at the end of each day of stay there, hence, the varying mood. Thanks again for visiting.

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on June 14, 2018:

Rinita, your photos and poems capture the essence of the sea here. Kovalam Beach is beautiful...I like how you spread the mood over a number of days.

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