Image Credit: © Sally Cronin
“We all were sea-swallow’d, though some cast again,
And by that destiny to perform an act
Whereof what’s past is prologue,”
–William Shakespeare, The Tempest
the tide brings treasures
lost at sea,
we begin again
in ordinary things,
and hold life in woven strands–
fated patterns of past and future.
A gogyohka sequence for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday—photo prompt using the photo above by Sally Cronin, and also linking this to dVerse Open Link Night.
Love this, Merril! Finding magic in ordinary things…yes! Enjoy your weekend.
Thank you, Jill. Enjoy your weekend, too!
So beautiful Merril.
Thank you very much, Linda!
Brilliant uplifting poetry for this Friday, Merril! I loved it! ❤️
Aww–thank you so much, Colleen! ❤️
Wonderful and yes, magic is everywhere!
It is! Thank you, Dale.
Focus on the details of ordinary life. I endorse that message one hundred percent, and you said it so gracefully here.
Thank you very much, Claudia!
Thank you so much!
Very beautiful piece!
Thank you very much!
Nicely done Merril
Thank you, Jude!
My pleasure 🌼
This sums up the magic of the sea so well. The beauty of the unadorned. (K)
Thank you very much, Kerfe.
This is beyond gorgeous, Merril! 💝
Aww–thank you so much!
This is one of those Ahhh poems for me. I read it and exale an Ahhh and a smile. I also like that it’s paired with the quote from “The Tempest.”
Thank you so much, Liz. I’m so pleased my poem elicited such a reaction!
You’re welcome, Merril! Thank you for writing it.
This has the gentle flow of a summer tide 🙂
Thank you! 😀
Beautifully done, Merril. The Bard would have been honoured.
Thank you, Derrick. That’s very kind. 😀
I can only echo the praise. A beautiful sequence.
Thank you very much! 😀
I like the analogy of the waves bringing in treasures, things in our lives we have lost or lost touch with, reminding us again of their importance. Timely piece, Merril .
Thank you very much, Mish.
So captures a mood I am in, especially finding magic in ordinary things, love it.
Thank you very much, Paul.
So enjoyed it.