Light sings over the sea
as the moon rises,
a silver coin floating in a purple sky
full of secrets,
she sails into the morning
joy, we wake,
open the window to if,
listening for that sea song
that lingers like a laugh
in the dark.
Another collaborative puente from the Oracle. The first line came from one set of tiles, and the rest came from another set. I remembered this painting after I wrote the poem (in case anyone is wondering). 😉
Beautiful Merril, words and painting!
Thank you so much, Rene!
You’re so welcome!
Thank you very much!
Delightful. “lingers like a laugh” is a wonderful phrase.
Thank you very much, Derrick!
This is lovely, Merril. I love ‘listening for that sea song.’ Enjoy your Saturday!
Beautiful writing and There is a lovely play of light and dark here. I was wondering if you were inspired by the painting – one I like very much!
Thank you very much, Annika! I took the words from the Magnetic Poetry site, and as I was finishing, I thought of this painting. I’m pleased you like both poem and art.
Ahhh! Lovely. I especially like the silver coin floating in the purple sky. We have a lot of the same words and the same atmosphere, even thought the ‘story’ is different.
The Oracle did give us many of the same words, and while you’re right the story is different, it’s not completely so. We even both had we wake! Yes, same atmosphere. She probably knows that Brigid is not someone I’m very familiar with, so she tailored ours accordingly. 😉
Yes, Brigid came to my mind once I’d written the poem. I didn’t set out to compare myself to her 🙂 The Oracle is always nudging.
Yes, she is. 🙂
I always wonder which came first–the poem or the painting. I always wonder because it seems that the poem and painting belong together … as they do in this post 🙂
Thank you very much. The Oracle gave me the words, and then I remembered the painting. 🙂
“Light sings over the sea as moon rises…” I got goosebumps. Enchanting, dear Merril!
Awww–thank you so much, dear Rose!
The poetry is wonderful. Beautiful artwork and amazing words.
Thank you so much, John!
You are welcome and I enjoyed your work.
Great poem. Love the flow and imagery. The only line I tripped over a little was this one:
open the window to if,
Thank you very much for your comment and close reading.