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Auguste
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By the sea


0 posted 08-23-2001 10:17 PM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste


I've recently moved to the ocean and thought I'd let you all have a look at what I see through my writing desk window.  I hope you enjoy it.

My View

A breeze coming in from the ocean
sweeps across the salt marshes.
As it does, it stirs the moss
hanging heavily from ancient liveoaks
that I can see through the window
at my writing desk.

Each day I raise the blinds,
look out across the marsh
and watch the tides come and go.

White egrets can often be seen in flight
as they glide on four foot wingspans.

Brown pelicans dive from great heights
into the moving salt waters
grabbing unwary fish,
as seagulls, resting on nearby pilings,
watch with disinterest.

In the afternoons
when school is finished for the day,
children come racing up the street on scooters,
laughing merrily,
on their way to the water for a daily swim.

At night,
thunderstorms over the ocean
just a few miles distant,
turn clouds to crimson and yellow
and I watch as the colors are reflected
in the dark waters of the salt marsh.
The sound of thunder
never makes its way to ears
and as I look up
I see that my night is one full of stars,
somehow protected from nature's fury.

Michael Auguste~
There is more depth to the heart than the mind can comprehend and it only has boundaries when we choose to fence it in.  

© Copyright 2001 Michael Auguste - All Rights Reserved
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Lucky you, thanks for the peek.
Martie
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Michael, my friend, you paint such a lovely picture with your words.  Thanks for the view from your window!  Hugs!
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Great view.  you make me jealous.  :-)
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Michael,

you know I'm jealous  
so beautiful!!
thank you for letting me look out your window. I miss being that close to the water.
(((HUGS))) to you sweet friend  




"I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream"


[This message has been edited by Sunshine (edited 08-24-2001).]

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ah to have such a view... nicely done!! and while not usually envious..this morning I am..of your view.

I enjoyed!!!
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A lovely view!  I enjoyed this!  I hope you enjoy a housewarming party soon!
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7 posted 08-24-2001 02:34 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Michael I share a similar view and what a warming of the soul they make don't they?  This was a view that was masterly woven with your artistry of words, wonderful!

~*If you can't say anything nice about someone, don't say anything at all*~ hmmm...they were smart whomever said that!

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I'd like to be there with you, but this will have to be enough
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9 posted 11-27-2004 01:53 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Michael, I had missed this one somehow.
Thank you for sharing your view, your heart.
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