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Sand and Sea
by Gloria Gay
Monday, February 20, 2006
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sand on our backs

sand on our feet and hands

dry sand, wet sand, gritty sand,

warm sand with shells;

sand strewn with seaweed

and drowned with waves;

sand pulled and spread

and tossed by the tide;

sand bleached by the sun

under the water blue sky


you are gone but the sand remains,

and the salty scent of the sea,

and the breeze that plays still with my hair

as though you were never here;


the white sails of ships, flying far away

catch gleams from the sun

as it sinks into the sea,

and now belong only to me,


thoughts of tide pools into which we sank,

bob again like peaks on waves,

but only as a reverie,

for in between the waves

I see the you that you became


who faithless, one day left,

while I stayed on the sand

and only once glanced up

to say good-bye,

long after you had gone


oh, you came back, regretful,

some lovers do,

but I belonged by then, only to the sea.


Poem, Copyright Gloria Gay: 2007

 Photograph by Gloria Gay: Copyright 2008


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Reviewed by m j hollingshead 3/18/2014

beautiful words, beautiful graphic

well said

Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 5/10/2009
Very nicely penned. I love the ocean, and your words took me there.
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 6/11/2008
Wonderful narrative, great poetry.
The sea, as we know, is faithful; always there.
- gene
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 6/4/2008
The imagery...the tell a story with your pull us in...and when it's finished...I hate to let go.
Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner 9/15/2007
Reviewed by Chuck Keller 8/4/2007
Sometimes it's difficult to forgive. But sometimes it's worth it.
Beautifully expressed.
Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 4/26/2007
A powerful write.. Soulful and dramatic!...M
Reviewed by Jay PV 8/4/2006
Wonderful poem reading make me really "live" so near to earth, eather

really wonderful!!!
Reviewed by L. Figgins 6/17/2006
OH! Beautiful. Reminds me, like Regis, of my poem "Love Remains".
And strains of "Time" by a group whose name fails me at the moment-
"Goodbye my love, maybe for forever/goodbye my love, the tide waits for me/Who knows when we shall meet again, if ever/But time keeps rollin' like a river/To the sea,to the sea..."

Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia 6/17/2006
Beautifully written, Gloria....powerful ending.

blessings ~ rhonda
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 5/20/2006
Gloria I have to agree with Karla's statement, we don't just read your poems we live them through you
God Bless
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/7/2006
The imagery and the emotions mesmerized me, Gloria. It reminds me of a poem that I posted here called, "Near The Sea I Breathe..." I am drawn into the ambiance that you have effectively created via your verses. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Cynth'ya 4/5/2006
Sands, yes, are swept away grain by grain because of the changing tides. But those sands, like our relatives and friends long gone into what I call "the transition of peacefulness" are part of the sea of life beneath us, forever a part of our existence.
blessin's to you Sis. Gloria,
cynth'ya lewis reed
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 3/22/2006
E x c e l l e n t. Like all good poems, this makes us see, hear and feel. . .indeed, engages all our senses. Sand is a wonderful metaphor, as is the sea. B r a v a !! 'Pea' <3
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 2/20/2006
Great imagery, and a fine work.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/20/2006
Richly imaged, one doesn't just read your poem, Gloria, they experience it. BRAVA! An excellent write.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 2/20/2006
This is exceptional and so very vivid I can almost feel the grit of the sand and the scent of salt brine in the air. He was a fool to leave and a bigger fool to think he could just walk back onto the set as if nothing happened.

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 2/20/2006
Fan-tas-tic! You mesmerized me as I read and then you got to the premise. Well done.
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