I’m pleased to have my poem “Sea Glass” published in The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls literary journal. It’s a journal devoted to ocean-themed poetry. My thanks to editor Wyeth Renwick. The timing is especially nice because today is the now-grown “little sprite’s” birthday, and her sister’s birthday was a few days ago. You can read the poem here.
Congratulations Merril and happy birthday to your sea sprite! It’s a good day to be born 😊
Thank you so much, Ingrid. 😀
Congratulations on the selection of your poem. As I read the poem, your image here, stuck in my head, made your words very real to me. Well done … and Happy Birthday greetings to your daughters.
Thank you very much, Frank. I appreciate your comment, and I will pass along the birthday greetings!
What a perfect birthday gift for your daughters. I loved the poem, Merril. It’s beautiful. It brought back so many memories of time spent at the ocean with my parents. Congratulations!
I love the photo too! xo
Thank you! 😀
Thank you very much, Jill! Those were happy times, and it was a nice coincidence that the poem came out this week. 😀
I love that analogy with the sea glass rubbed smooth. Lovely poem and beautiful memory. I could feel the sea wind on my face.
Oh, and congratulations!
Thank you so much. I’m pleased that you like it, and good feel the sea wind! We used to look forward to our few days at the beach each summer, but I can still remember the first time our older daughter saw the ocean and how excited she was!
I did enjoy it, and I could imagine it. I wish we’d been able to do that. Luckily I have vivid childhood memories 🙂
That’s good. We used to just go for a few days, and we always stayed at the same inn where we had the attic “suite” that had a little refrigerator so we brought our lunch stuff and snacks.
Sounds perfect 🙂
Reblogged this on The Wombwell Rainbow.
Thank you, Paul!
Congratulations, Merril! I felt this one. It reminded me of earlier beach days with my two “little ones.”
I’m so pleased this resonated with you, Cheryl. Those were happy times!
Congratulations on your poem, Merril! I absolutely loved it! On the poetry beach of life, I would collect many of your poems, and place them in my sandy bucket of treasures. This one rises to the top of the pile because I love the sea and all her bounty. So beautiful…
What a lovely comment! Thank you so much, Linda! It is a very happy memory.
Congratulations! It’s such a beautiful poem, wow. ❤️❤️
Thanks so much, Lucy! I appreciated your comment– I just found it in my Spam folder.
Congratulations on all this: The sea, your family, the happy memories – and the publication!
Thank you very much, Marian!
Lovely! congratulations and happy birthday(s)! (K)
Thank you very much!
First of all, congratulations.
Second, this is such a lovely poem of a lovely memory. Happy birthday to your two girls!
Thank you very much, Dale!
You know I’m one of your biggest fans 🙂
Congratulations on your publication, Merril! I love your poem, particuarly the last stanza. Those are the memories that sustain us.
Thank you very much, Liz! Yes, indeed they do.
You’re most welcome, Merril!
A wonderful poem, love the idea of comparing a memory to seaglass, worn and smoothed by time, all sharp bits lost to the past
Thank you so very much!
You really captured the feel of the ocean through this precious moment in time, Merril. I love this! Congratulations.
Thank you very much, Kathy!
You’re welcome, Merril. Your lovely poems took me right back to my days at the beach with my kids.😊
Oh, how lovely! Thank you!
Congratulations, Merril, and lovely poem! The image in this line is so perfect: “the memory now smoothed and polished like sea glass.”
Thank you so much, Marie!
What a lovely memory. How fitting, that I should read this on Mother’s Day.
Thank you so much, Ken.