4.04.2016

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If you could talk to me,
what would you say?
Curiosity
in your small eyes,
you seem ready to chat.
If you’d hear, I’d tell you
about sand and shells,
mama scolding me
for swimming out past the buoy--
now she has me tethered
to shore.
Wish I could fly out
beyond beach towels
sand castles
mama
above the breakers
with you

Photo by Margaret Bednar
Number Four for Poetry Month! For Margaret’s prompt to the Real Toads: OCRACOKE ISLAND

15 comments:

  1. There's an exquisite, sad beauty in this poem.

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  2. This is beautiful Marian, both in words and image.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  3. This is so perfect! It gave me chills, the wish I could fly out part. So much of the innocence of the child, but a freedom we all long for.

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  4. So sweet. I wish the same thing - to fly like the gull.

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  5. This is breathtaking work, Marian.
    Just the stuff I love. :')

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  6. This is sweet and poignant, I can feel how much he wants to "fly out"

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  7. Loved this. I want to fly away too, little one.

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  8. Poor fellow, Marian. You told his plight very nicely, I feel sorry for the little pooch. Maybe your writer could take him out with him/her.
    ..

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  9. I echo Gemma's comment! Poignant and beautiful.

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  10. swimming in the ocean always reminds me how insignificant I am, and how the rush of safety feels when heels touch land. ~

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  11. Adorable. I kept telling him to get closer and he said to me "Mom! My heart is beating too fast!" He was scared and this was as close as he would go. Ha ha. He likes to splash in the water, but doesn't go far out in the ocean (Lake Michigan is a different story) But - he would love to soar with those birds I think - and well, he is my "baby" and I'mnto ready for that yet - so you got that part right ;)

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    1. So cute, Margaret. I was imagining him pushing the boundaries a bit and being quite annoyed with Mama for reigning him in. :)

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