Love at the Bottom of the Sea

Love at the bottom of the sea

       every glistening bubble a kiss
       to touch my lips ever so gently

       every surging wave a caress
       dispatched as a gentle reminder

       every sunbeam a loving smile
       to sparkle in the depth’s inky night

       every fish swimming by a messenger
       sent with a love letter just for me

       every jellyfish and coral a bouquet
       to brighten the darkness of my days

       every flowering reef a garden
       of your love for me.

Love at the bottom of the sea

       swaying and swirling
       splashing and swishing

       cresting and undulating
       moving and moved by the tides

       ruled by the waxing and waning of the moon
       warmed by the hot rays of the sun

       not a cold dark grave
       but a starlit turquoise cave

Love at the bottom of the sea.

© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way shape or form without my written permission.

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Water seems to be a theme with me at the moment…

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bubbles, kiss, love, love letter, magic, magpiemagic, photo manipulation, romantic, sea, sybille sterk, waves

I am a very creative person and it’s my way of dealing with the world, inside and out. I am only happy when I am making things or painting or writing. There are just not enough hours in the day…. I am into poetry and photo manipulation at the moment and also dabbling in photography. :-)

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  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...almost 4 years ago

    That is beautifully flowing writing. Lovelky to read it!

  • Thank you so much Charmiene. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • highbeam
    highbeamalmost 4 years ago

    The poem is quite fitting the picture that goes along with it. Marvelous!

  • Thank you so much Russel.

    – Sybille Sterk

    HELUAalmost 4 years ago

    Love your theme! Beautiful lines and image!xx

  • Thank you so much. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooalmost 4 years ago

    simply beautiful

  • Thank you so much Boo. :-) Greatly appreciated.

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Rusty Gentry
    Rusty Gentryalmost 4 years ago

    My dear, anything related to the sea is lovely. Nonetheless, your writing makes it seem more inviting still. Fantastic job. xo, Rusty
    ps: Your beautiful words were very much what I had in mind when I posted this photo, Your verses make it that much more significant to me, Thank you, ME

  • Thank you so much. :-) I think I might have been a mermaid in a different life or maybe just a seahorse… ;-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Rusty Gentry
    Rusty Gentryalmost 4 years ago

    Let me try this one more time: , I don’t know what I was thinking earlier. Dork!

  • Beautiful image of a jellyfish. They are so alien and fascinating. Totally different world!

    – Sybille Sterk

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindalmost 4 years ago

    reads like a dream. so lovely. the imagery lingers. xoxoxoxo

  • Thank you so much Shar. :-) I had fun with this. :-) xoxoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 4 years ago

    onderful flowing write perfect for youe image !liz

  • Thank you so much Liz. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • lolowe
    lolowealmost 4 years ago

    This was so beautiful! I enjoyed reading this < 3 < 3 < 3

  • Thank you so much, I had fun writing it. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omaralmost 4 years ago

    Oh, this is so BEAUTIFUL!!!!! xoxoxo

  • Thank you so much Sally. :-) I had so much fun writing it and playing with it. :-) xoxoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

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