Sunday, 13 September 2015

Oh night sea ! Oh night sea !




Oh night sea! night sea!
What secrets do you keep?
All earthly rhythms,
Overdubbed by ebb and flow.
All ambition,
Reduced to foam.

A thousand ships have sailed ,
And a thousand will.
How many do you remember ?
Clamouring , yet still deep.

Oh night sea! Oh night sea !
How many ships did you drown?
How many names etched in sand ,
Did you so poignantly drown.

But I am but a seated admirer,
Will you wash me away?
To an exotic isle?
Or to a dark sunrise?

Oh night sea! Oh night sea!
Is that me you call?
Into the vastness of primordial soul,
To embrace the randomness , to float forever?

I beseech you today night sea!
Where will you take me to?
I clamour , I shout , I cry,

But you just ebb for evermore.

/*So another picture inspired poem. Thanks to the 'notorious' Pai for this one. Seriously how good is that picture?Yes that is me in case you're wondering.
I guess the sea is this calm , always present thing that just couldn't care about what we do. Detached and cold. A little like the detachment we hear about in spirituality. I guess the question is always , do we flow with the night sea or is the detachment too much for us? */

39 comments:

  1. The sea is both a beauty and a grave.. These days we seem to see it more and more like a grave.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I would probably echo Bjorn's comment...the sea is eternal and hypnotic...we can only hope it brings us good things...

    ReplyDelete
  3. I so loved this as I too could sit there and converse with her about her secrets.

    ReplyDelete
  4. the query asked by many. by asking one connects

    gracias

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yes , asking these questions certainly fosters a sense of connection marco!

      Delete
  5. Will you wash me away?
    To an exotic isle?

    One talks to the sea and yearns to be riding the waves not forgetting of the inherent danger!. It perhaps adds to the spirit of adventure

    Hank

    ReplyDelete
  6. But I am but a seated admirer,
    Will you wash me away?

    Quite often we resort to the sea to take away our pain & troubles. Beautifully executed!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. the sea can be literal and metaphorical

      Delete
  7. i like this conversation with the sea..."Will you wash me away? / To an exotic isle? / Or to a dark sunrise?" i find these lines haunting...they trigger the memory of little Aylan who floated lifeless on the high waves of a sea of inhumanity...

    ReplyDelete
  8. a lovely photo and meditation

    have a good Sunday Suyash

    much love...

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love the tone of this poem; it reads like a chant. And all the images you've painted are wonderful, too. My favorite is the "dark sunrise".

    ReplyDelete
  10. A really nice picture of you admiring and conversing with the sea ~ full of secrets. By doing that, you are connecting with the mystery of nature.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Love! You put a universal fear/idea into words. I especially like "All earthly rhythms,
    Overdubbed by ebb and flow." and how the narrator finally enters the poem.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love the photo, and especially resonate with the line "into the vastness of primordial soul". One does feel miniscule at the edge of the sea, but also can feel the oneness with all creation in that spot.

    ReplyDelete
  13. love the idea of the sea sound being overdubbed - cool piece

    ReplyDelete
  14. You have written well the vastness and the power of the sea!

    ReplyDelete
  15. A song to that siren sea....it does call us at times....wonderful lines especially the end, 'But you just ebb for evermore.'

    Donna@LivingFromHappiness

    ReplyDelete
  16. A very lyrical write with the refrain of : Oh night sea! Oh night sea!

    Enjoyed this one ~

    ReplyDelete
  17. the night sea can be calming, or fearsome. depending on the mood, i guess. :)
    interesting write. loved the refrain Oh night sea. Oh night sea. as if you are asking for answers..

    ReplyDelete
  18. The sea hypnotizes us with her rhythms, because they so often match our own,

    Elizabeth

    ReplyDelete
  19. this was a read that once again let my imagination run wild. i totally loved your enthusiasm for the night sea. bravo!!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. A great poem very much like a lament.

    ReplyDelete
  21. The sea is always inspiring to me, especially at night.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Always fantastic to converse with the night sea!

    ReplyDelete
  23. She is beguiling and treacherous; her moods change at a whim, but, oh, how I love to sit and talk with her, too.

    ReplyDelete
  24. What a beautiful picture you've shared with us. You calling the night sea is hypnotic.

    ReplyDelete
  25. All ambition reduced to foam. That's right.

    ReplyDelete
  26. This is so like a chant or hymn to the sea....Oh night sea! I love the sea at night whether calm or wild. It seems the mystery deepens and in the darkness, it is easier to speak to the sea. Excellent write. spencer is kanzensakura

    ReplyDelete
  27. Oh sea of night
    you encompass
    all.. you feel
    you care
    not what
    we think
    you feel
    you feel
    we thINK..:)

    ReplyDelete
  28. There is a lovely musical undertone in this, and I can see why, that's a beautiful picture :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. There is a lovely musical undertone in this, and I can see why, that's a beautiful picture :)

    ReplyDelete