Monday, June 21, 2010

Down To The Sea

Down to the sea in sorrow she walked...
obsessed with the black glacial ocean.
She circled the cold wet rocky sand
walking deeper and deeper into the outgoing tide.
With each wave her steps washed away forever.
The dark depths called out to her...
Some thought her mad...those without feeling and pity
others whom had walked her walk knew the hot pain of loss.
Some wondered for what she searched,
was it the echo of the mighty humpbacked whales
that sing their haunting song of love as they swam the shoreline.
Alone standing in the twilight,she could hear their lament
She turned as her shadows that ever followed
softly called...fear not the sea it is your lover
he has returned and waits for you...deep amid the waves.
She looked back once more then walked in to the ocean's arms
his arms, for it was here the sea had claimed him.
Drowning in want and need...she answered his call

down to the black sea
forever trapped in sorrow
her heart searched for him


Mr. Walker said...

I like the conciseness of that last stanza. The whole poem has a mythic quality.

Cassiopeia Rises said...

Thank you for reading my poem. I am glad that you liked it.


Stan Ski said...

The pain of loss and the search to regain a former love are described beautifully.

Mary said...

This poem definitely conveys a sense of sadness and loss. And the ending is so poignant -- 'she searched for him.'

one more believer said...

hi melanie, the sea has such a powerful presence it is almost can understand the calling of the twilight sea...

Anonymous said...

Chilling, powerful, and drenched with sorrow. You used the words effectively to paint this picture and tell this story. This leaves a lump in my throat.