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How wonderful it would be
If I could live in the sea
play all day
as it should be

With all my fish friends
I could swim the whole world
Live in luxury where ever I go
Surfing Dolphins Id like to be

in order to be free in me
in the sea I want to be
to do as I chose
even bath room as I snooze!

Although not polite
I wouldn’t have to fight
over land that isn’t mine
and spill red wine

on clothes don’t need to wear
don’t even need to swear
at hopeless politicians
always wanting their share

Surfing the sea is a great career.

Never having to take a bath
Oh I could swim so fast
to catch any fish
would be my dish

If I could get my wish
to stay all day
in the ocean I’d play
no need to pay

to stay this way
Dolphin surfing
in every way
in every wave that came my way

crashing so nice into the bay
no need to even pay
just play play and stay
after sunset is still okay

If I’d Had my way!

You cant divide the sea
like you do
you and me
if only you could see

what it does to you and me
when you think of life
as something to grab with a knife
you fight with pride how you kill

for some property that
gets stuck in your gill
build sky scrapers
to get your thrill

over others you use your might
with dynamite you chose to fight
killing yourselves every day
thats not the way I want to stay.

Collecting paychecks every day
waiting for the final day
when no one takes all this alway
so fast with rockets you all spray

the earth will still survive
the holocaust of man
is only acid rain to him
who dies on a whim

trying to gain things not in his brain
he wants to see
what he can take for free

Let it be for you and me.

If only he could swim the sea
he would see just how free
us mammals of the ocean
don’t need to cause commotion

can be so happy you and me
forever swimming with the sea .

Surfing Dolphins 16″ × 20″Fine Art Seascape Oil Painting – original work hand painted by Hawaii Seascape Artist Joseph Ruff.

Hawaii Seascape artist Joseph Y. Ruff. Seascapes in oils on st
retched 3x primed canvas.

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  • jyruff
    jyruffover 3 years ago

    I didn’t use any turquoise in this ,thought it wood help the water look more transparent. I painted it as if I were doing a black and white. I squinted most of the time to help me stay away from unnecessary details, and put a matrix of motion in the front, and put a whole school of dolphins in the wave face so it wouldn’t become too boring.

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 3 years ago

    oh i can see the dolphins now, that is fascinating….I’m just so taken with your beautiful sparkling style…it’s really refreshing and beautiful Joseph!

  • Thank You so much Karin for your beautiful words …so glad that I can touch you like this through my paintings, Joseph

    – jyruff

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 3 years ago


  • Thank You LIZ for your beautiful comment! ..can always make me smile with your kind words.

    – jyruff

  • Polly Greathouse
    Polly Greathouseover 3 years ago

    wow and wonderful! you have so captured the spirit of the water. Dolphin is one with the water. Love it!

  • Thank You Polly for saying this ! I so do appreciate your wonderful comment, and I do feel really close to the ocean I’m in it for hours a day(usually 4-6 Hours!) haha Joseph

    – jyruff

  • E.E. Jacks
    E.E. Jacksover 3 years ago

    And ofcourse this is ammazing!

  • Thanks EE! ..I know if You think so it must be pleasing to others as well haha much appreciate your kindness, Joseph.

    – jyruff

  • Gunes Yilmaz
    Gunes Yilmazover 3 years ago

    amazing, well done

  • Thank you so much for your nice comment Gunes, appreciate it, Joseph! :)

    – jyruff

    GEORGE SANDERSONover 2 years ago

    Stunning, Joseph, your cool colours make a refreshing change to your red hot works !!!

  • Thank you George so nice of you! Yes a refreshing change! I /We as artist are so adicted to whatever moves us to do , we just want and do it till we get vour fill! lol Thanks :)

    – jyruff

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago

  • Thank you so much for this kind gesture , Francis! Appreciate it much, Joseph :)

    – jyruff

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...over 2 years ago


  • Great to hear this Vicki, thank you so much for the wonderful feature into Bubbling Artists, aloha, Joseph.

    – jyruff

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 2 years ago

    May 21th, 2012
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  • So nice of you Mary! Thank you so much for this great feature and sharing my work with others here on RB. Appreciate it!

    – jyruff

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