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The Sea

The sea poem 1

The sea is a hungry dog,
Giant and grey.
He rolls on the beach all day.
With his clashing teeth and shaggy jaws
Hour upon hour he gnaws
The rumbling, tumbling stones,
And ‘Bones, bones, bones, bones! ‘
The giant sea-dog moans,
Licking his greasy paws.

And when the night wind roars
And the moon rocks in the stormy cloud,
He bounds to his feet and snuffs and sniffs,
Shaking his wet sides over the cliffs,
And howls and hollos long and loud.

But on quiet days in May or June,
When even the grasses on the dune
Play no more their reedy tune,
With his head between his paws
He lies on the sandy shores,
So quiet, so quiet, he scarcely snores.

The sea is a hungry dog,
Giant and grey.
He rolls on the beach all day.
With his clashing teeth and shaggy jaws
Hour upon hour he gnaws
The rumbling, tumbling stones,
And ‘Bones, bones, bones, bones! ‘
The giant sea-dog moans,
Licking his greasy paws.

And when the night wind roars
And the moon rocks in the stormy cloud,
He bounds to his feet and snuffs and sniffs,
Shaking his wet sides over the cliffs,
And howls and hollos long and loud.

But on quiet days in May or June,
When even the grasses on the dune
Play no more their reedy tune,
With his head between his paws
He lies on the sandy shores,
So quiet, so quiet, he scarcely snores.

James Reeves

10 responses

  1. The movement of clouds over the still sea and rocks……..spectacular! Digital Light Room is holding a photo contest right now on “movement.”

    Just sayin.’ ๐Ÿ™‚

    April 11, 2013 at 11:55 am

    • Thanks Sharon for your great comments, ๐Ÿ™‚

      Yes I keep intending to look at submitting to them, OK I will go have a look how – you to!!!

      Nigel

      April 11, 2013 at 12:04 pm

  2. Great shot, It drew me in to look at it in real detail.

    April 11, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    • Thank you Nicholas, I am very pleased you enjoyed this one ๐Ÿ™‚

      Nigel

      April 11, 2013 at 2:17 pm

  3. victoriaaphotography

    Stunning.
    Very atmospheric and great verse to accompany it too.

    April 11, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    • Thank you Victoria ๐Ÿ™‚ I love this location, it a very peaceful little cove!

      April 11, 2013 at 2:16 pm

  4. This looks like a place mythical sea creatures surface….magnificent!

    April 11, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    • ๐Ÿ™‚ Hi J.h. Can you imagine that, next time I am back I will keep my eye’s open I promise you!!

      ๐Ÿ™‚

      April 11, 2013 at 2:14 pm

  5. noelgreene

    Beautiful Seascape .. great atmosphere and light .. well done

    April 11, 2013 at 3:15 pm

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