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Midnitesun
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Sunburst winds whip my face raw.

Stepping over broken shells
and storm scattered driftwood
at low tide,
searching past the rocks
that sit the bay
in wait

for what,

  I do not know

though these Gibralter dreamers
somehow know

  I am waiting.

My bones feel a chill,
nostrils flare at the salty air,
eyes gaze beyond the breakers
as Gulliver gulls fly by
screaming

  move forward, move forward,

slide down the crested waves
into the warm,

  sail where you’ve feared to go before.

Hoist the anchor,
let go the weight of the past.

Capture the wind
as it hits your sails,
trim the jib,

  and fly.

Listen to the music
of a wind song
in the sails.

Navigate the stars

  and be free.


© Copyright 2009 Kathleen Kacy Stafford - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 06-17-2009 01:01 PM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Kacy, you are a very brave woman with a beautiful soul and a delight in and an eye for all the treasures around us, and a unique poetic gift in your ability to share it all with us, in all its nuances.  I saw the painting of you on the beach, and would love to hang it on my wall.  

Owl
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2 posted 06-17-2009 04:28 PM       View Profile for Honeybunch   Email Honeybunch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Honeybunch's Home Page   View IP for Honeybunch

Beautiful, Kacy.  

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3 posted 06-17-2009 04:36 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Oh...I could hear Christopher Cross as I read this...

absolutely soothing and beautiful.



Drop me a line, let me know how you're doing, k? I'm a bit busy, but never too busy for you.
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4 posted 06-17-2009 04:54 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Thanks, Di! I've spent many days sitting on jetties and piers watching sailboats, and a few cherished days sailing the Pacific.

Helen, thank you for visiting!

K, I actually did sail more than once listening to that Christopher Cross song.
~sigh~ those were some fine hours
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5 posted 06-17-2009 04:55 PM       View Profile for secondhanddreampoet   Email secondhanddreampoet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for secondhanddreampoet

a 'write' as refreshing as a sea breeze!

[especially fine impressionistic imagery]

sustained applause!!
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6 posted 06-17-2009 04:58 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Thanks, Bruce. The windsongs of the sails is a magical sound one never forgets.
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7 posted 06-17-2009 08:22 PM       View Profile for Oklahoma Rose   Email Oklahoma Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Oklahoma Rose

Very beautiful, Kacy!
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8 posted 06-17-2009 08:46 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Thanks, Sue. Hope your week is going well.
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This certainly takes on the wind, and is a sight to behold.  
Such a beautiful message,  and in the end it just flys so high.

Lovely thoughts, Kacy~
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My kind of poetry, Kacy, I might have written it myself.
In my opinion, poetic expression does not get better than this, it just doesn't.
There is a tragedy in a place like PIP, however.  We will discover kindred souls here that we will never get to meet in the flesh.
I am sorry for that.

Bless you for gracing these pages with your fine work.

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11 posted 06-18-2009 12:39 AM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

Love your massage, Poetess.
                       Ida
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12 posted 06-18-2009 12:42 AM       View Profile for Heart2Heart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Heart2Heart

What a beautiful picture poem this is, could sail away with you there.  Dreamy and breezy and free floating, a lovely free style write.  Thank you for sharing this with us.
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13 posted 06-18-2009 11:00 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

quote:
Navigate the stars

  and be free.



This sums up the ecstasy of sailing so intensely, dear Kacy!

Brought back into mind Rod Stewart's song "Sailing" ... "I am sailing stormy waters to be near you, to be free ...".

A deeply captivating piece of poetry!

A keeper!

Love,
Margherita


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Bluesy, thanks for sailing with me.

Krawdad, Indeed, you could have written this. I, too, feel sad that I am unable to meet kindred Pips members in real time real space.  
But you never know, it still may happen!

Ida, thank you dear lady, for the visit.

Heart, I'm delighted you enjoyed the breeze.

Margherita, thanks! I haven't sailed in a very long time, but it's a joyful life experience you never forget.
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15 posted 06-18-2009 12:57 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Kacy you bring these dream scenes alive as only you can. This is beautiful

Thank you. latearrival
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Thanks, Jo. The sails really do sing in the wind, and each time, it's a unique sound, at least to these ears. The wind also whistles and hums through beach grasses and around the rocks and driftwood. ~sigh~ Those are the sounds I hear in my dreams.
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17 posted 06-20-2009 11:19 AM       View Profile for MinSW   Email MinSW   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MinSW

Inspirational! as well as very very beautiful..

love it..

love,
Min
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kacy, this was incredible...loved reading this...so good to read you again....
Love
Lee J.
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19 posted 06-20-2009 06:50 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

MinSW, thank you so much! (BTW, welcome to Pips.)
LeeJ, thank you dear friend, your thoughts are always appreciated.
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Dear Kacy, what a beautiful word picture you have painted here my friend. A delight

to read and a lure to go sailing. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Love.

Lindsay
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21 posted 06-21-2009 10:03 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Thank you Lindsay, I'm happy you enjoy listening to the wind songs.
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this is an exceptional poem.
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23 posted 11-21-2009 06:52 PM       View Profile for Osprey   Email Osprey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Osprey

The shore; the wind and a desire to sail. To be there on the ocean. You bring nature to the page.
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24 posted 11-21-2009 08:48 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Laverne, thank you! Glad you enjoyed this.

Osprey, it's a delight to read your reply. Thank you!
 
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