Monday, July 2, 2012

Sea-zed

Ophelia by Odilon Redon

Sea-zed
©2012 Susan Noyes Anderson

Sometimes I lie down in deep waters,
get lost in brine-green grasses,
abandon myself to bottom dwellers,
find redemption in abalone shells.

Life shimmers at me, mostly,
dances over murky seas,
catches the light.
Floats possibilities.

Flowers cover my throat, spring from my breast.
Carried on the tide, I like the ride.

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27 comments:

Donna said...

Looking back I want to congratulate Dave on retirement...and you on the beautiful picture of the two of you!! Next loved the Jenny census...hahahaha!
Third...I'm much too non-intellectual to comment on this one. I read it two times and my take on it is that life is murky alright....you never know what's around the corner....and flowers will be lying on your chest!!

Terra said...

Your poem is beautiful, and Redon is a favorite artist of mine.

Berowne said...

A light-hearted version of the Ophelia story. Well done.

Helena said...

Succinct yet covering so much! A fitting piece indeed!

Laraine Eddington said...

I know that feeling, sinking and giving yourself up to the water. I loved it.

Brian Miller said...

i like me a little shimmering life....lots and lots of possibilities....

and io might have to try that trick in soaking the PJs...haha...

hit 104 again today...brutal...

yaya said...

I find letting the tide carry me is easier than fighting the current! Many days I want to sink to the bottom where it's quiet..but bottom dwellers aren't the best company!

Pondside said...

There's a moment like that in every good summer - one moment. I'm waiting for it.

Leovi said...

Definitely a poem simply wonderful.

Daydreamertoo said...

Liking the ride is the best part too, isn't it :)
Loved this different (happy) take on the prompt.

Laurie Kolp said...

Written so beautifully... I especially like the 1st stanza.

karen said...

Sometimes I still dream about when I went swimming every morning - that sound of the water in my ears, and how everything sounded under water. Very dreamy and peaceful.

LeAnn said...

Just sweet! I really loved this one alot. I so enjoy your poetry. You do have a gift.
Blessings and hugs to you!

Linda said...

Hope floats, I love your dreamy Ophelia poem. It has a floating cadence. Thanks, Sue.

Other Mary said...

My favorite line is, " find redemption in abalone shells." Lovely!

Helen said...

Very nice .. though it brings my fear of being underwater right to my surface!

zongrik said...

i like the brine green grasses

manicddaily said...

Wonderful take on this prompt - vivid and delicious. k.

Myrna Foster said...

I like how playful this is.

izzy said...

I love the ride, - float- like that !
good one thanks!

Jenny said...

Oh Sue. This was just beautiful.

It really touched me.

Speaking of touching...

Sue is going to call you.

Ummm...

That sounds weird, doesn't it?

I mean touching as in hugging.

Oh darn.

Never mind.

anitamombanita said...

that's cool! I love these new pieces you've been writing!

Little Nell said...

Dreamlike..........I’m very relaxed now.

Donna B. said...

Wonderful expression.

Kutamun said...

Very sensual floating sensation i get from this one , Sue

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Wonderful and a pleasure to read.

Anna :o]

Amy said...

Now I want to go swimming in a lake. You are so good with this! I am no good at finding imagery, and take things at face value. I know there is much deeper meaning somewhere, but for me, I will just continue to long for a good swimming hole. :)

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