Drawing the Wave #poetry #photography

I tried to draw a wave today

but the eraser dust got in the way

tidal motion’s graceful  ease

children’s toes the waters tease

your salty spray my soul it bathes

and you energized by sun’s warm rays

the deepness holds our secret close

nighttime a dance that no one knows

treasures held beneath the mist

many sailors call you their one “mistress”

I won’t share what I drew today

the eraser dust got in the way

“Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore,
So do our minutes hasten to their end”

beach shadow

Waves is the prompt at Poet’s United Midweek Motif hosted for the first time by the treasured poet Sumana Roy. Do waves speak to you?

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Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we have an exciting project. We are developing elementary curriculum for Ugandan children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. Along with the curriculum, we hope to develop simple fictions about Uganda for the children to read at school. Trust me books are in short supply. We will use our trusted story tellers: a butterfly and a lion to make the stories come alive. Stay tuned as Bethany and Me put pen to paper. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2012 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the (quiet) originator of the idea and co-producer of One Stop Poetry. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

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  1. This is absolutely stunning..! ❤
    These lines still daze me:

    the deepness holds our secret close
    nighttime a dance that no one knows
    treasures held beneath the mist
    many sailors call you their one “mistress”

    Words aren't enough to depict how beautiful this is ❤


  2. That eraser dust! Keeping beneath the mist the seduction of a soul that will now return again and again to the sea. I love how you use the inexpressible to express!


  3. I do empathize with that eraser dust. Some things, such as waves, are hard to capture….even though we try hard, we can never succeed in showing its depth as it is. Your poem drives that point home clearly.


  4. I like the rhyme which depicts the rhythm of the sea. Using the image of drawing and the erase is inspired. Capturing the essence is only really possible in haiku ( I think !) Really lovely poem.!


  5. __Moonie, I hope you are now, and will stay well_! I think a mind’s waves of thought, follow the -wax and wane- pattern; this senryu. _m

    wax and wane
    waves tempt our minds to dream
    a new tack


  6. Beautifully complete in its thinking and form…what is not said (or rubbed out) is often the truth..sometimes that is best kept to ourselves


  7. I went to the beach over spring break. Returning to the waves once more. They energize me. The drawing of the wave and hte eraser dust getting in the way made me smile. I enjoy just watching those at play at the beach. Particularly the children.


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