~ beckon of the surf ~

First you hear the roar of the waves upon the shore
crashing in their unrelentless quest
then you smell the brine and the washed up weed and slime
and it boosts your spirits high with such zest

As you trudge between the dunes you note the setting of the moon
and you wonder will the sunrise be aglow
but the clouds are rolling in and there’s rain upon the wind
so a day upon the beach is not the go

I feel the beckon of the surf and right now this is my turf
I am gonna get to hang just right
There’s just something that I feel when I surf cos that’s the deal
So I’ll run across the beach into the light

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I’m not a surfer [pretended to be a surfie chick once – hated the sand & the sunburn lol]
But this shot Into the Light from the awesomly talented Ms Gabryshak had me remembering waking up in the dunes on cold mornings poking your head out of the tiny 2 man tents to see the guys in their wet suits eagerly, gleefully running for the breakers.
I often wondered if this was what Penguins thought of life and the world!
Enjoy! :O)


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adgray is a writer and a poet
- telling stories all her life,
- writing them down once she learnt how
“Scribbling! Always scribling!”
… and no there was nothing to be done about it!
Her poetry came later when the gift found her to be a ZETE segue (Zographonic Extemporanious Treatise Ekphrasis)
At times she can go into a trance-like state as poetry flows through her to the page and screen
Thank you for coming to read my words! ~ adgray~

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  • Dayonda
    Dayondaalmost 6 years ago

    Nice poem again, adgray. Lovely work!
    This poem can be held as an example of descriptive poetry;
    painting a rare and rich scene by the narrator of the poem. (In our case, the poet herself!)
    I give it the Big Thumbs UP. Thanks- D

  • amarica
    amaricaalmost 6 years ago

    Well done, great collaboration both of you!!

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenalmost 6 years ago

    Awesome writing :), and Ms Gabryshak’s art is simply beautiful. Together a masterpiece !!

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...almost 6 years ago

    wonderful piece to go with such a fab picture,dawnx

  • pijinlane
    pijinlanealmost 6 years ago

    You paint a great picture to go with the image … sheer brilliance! xox

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