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Corona Del Mar

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Corona Del Mar


The land and sea are lovers here below the flowered bluff,
Nestled in a quiet curve of beach just for themselves,
Palms all standing sinuous and tall amid the blossoms,
Seeking up and up toward a softening cirrus sky.
Here a jetty, long and and solid, plunges deep
In motionless abandon until it can reach no more.
A wave lifts up to join it now, kissing wet just at the tip,
Slowly moves along the length, grows steeper, urgent,
Turning in onto the rock in growing strength until it reaches
Upward  to a rising fall, a rush of turning foam, and silent,
Silent, spends itself, a surge of soothing pearl, into the sand.


[This message has been edited by Ratleader (04-04-2003 01:52 AM).]

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1 posted 04-03-2003 08:32 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Beautiful Ed..much enjoyed the imagery.
You took the reader there.
~Hugs~

~Somewhere in my heart I'm always
dancing with you in the summer rain~

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A keeper for me, as I have strolled along those beaches in the past, and you've let me walk in the sands again with this post. The Rockies are beautiful, but you've really made me miss the surf and sand.
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Ed...A sensory and sensual walk on the bluff...so much of my young life spent here in the scene..thank you for bringing it to me again with such beauitful color.  
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Enjoyed the undercurrent and the slow stroll.
It was so easy to take it all in and keep going.

Nice place you've got here!!
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Ed,

Just lovely. I can see it, feel it and and smell it. You did take us there.

Enjoyed greatly,

Hugs, Pat

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Ed, I love the beaches in Florida, and I'm
sure I would there, too, from your vivid painting with words. It's a beautiful picture, too, friend.
Heart Hugs,
Ethel
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Six answers and no guys....how odd....

Well
ladies,
thank
you
at
least
for
appreciating
my

entry....

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This took me home...
and left me feeling quite pleased...

Thank you, Ed.

        Karilea - If I whisper, will you listen?...

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G'mornin', Sunshine....it did pleasure me to be able to express myself so fully, last night....glad you enjoyed it as much as I did......



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Ed~

'it reaches
Upward to a rising fall'


I could just feel the movement in this~
*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

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Unbelieeeeeveably sensual and evocative...and beautiful beyond measure...

Love & More Love!
EA
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"Here a jetty, long and and solid, plunges deep
In motionless abandon until it can reach no more.
A wave lifts up to join it now, kissing wet just at the tip,"

Hmmmmmmm....this left me feeling a bit unfulfilled?  Am I the only one?

A very provoking write...

Susan
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Well, if one is unfulfilled, the waves do come in constant repetition and endless variety....some quite large, pounding the shoreline and engulfing the full length of the jetty, others small and gentle, the barest tickle on the welcoming sand....

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I'm sitting here in a pre-fabricated cubicle but my ears hear waves lapping, my nose smells salt, a breeze blows soft against my face... and my eyes are delighting in the view. This is beautiful. *S*
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groan...................stop that.
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Beautiful!!



Charisma
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I've been there...smiling from the memories. 'Tis a shame I left California midst a shower of rain with tears in my eyes...but, alas is life I guess. You brought back a few memories with this one Ed

California

“How was California?”
my friends all ask.
I smile as I reply,
“wonderful!”
“What did you see?”
A thousand pictures
pass before my eyes:
each line on your body;
the smile on your face;
the way you looked as you slept,
safe and content in my arms;
loosing ourselves in each other;
ordering room service so we
didn’t have to leave the hotel;
and watching the orange sun
set on the ocean.
“Well?”
I simply grin and reply,
“Everything.”
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You take imagery to the max in this beautiful piece; I especially love the last two lines. Yet another keeper

Melissa~

Intellectually I know that Canada is no better than any other country. Emotionally I KNOW that Canada is the best country in the world!

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beautiful images in this one... thanks...

regards,
sudhir
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awesome!
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It's easy to visit favorite poems, especially when they are written by favorite poets...
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