Shining Brightly in the Sun

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Green and blue rolling, shining brightly in the sun

as the seagulls hover, expecting bread

the wind moving your straw hat,

in our beach chairs 

I watch you reading,

and I silently wonder

how I ever lived without you,

and again

you take my breath away,

so I pledge my life to you

all over again

silently.

   

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2017, ancient skies

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The Sunrise after a Morning Rain

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Your love has taught me there are no limits to the horizon,

and nothing more beautiful than the sunrise

on the beach

after a morning rain.

     

As long as I’m with you,

and we both embrace

the sun.  

      

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, Ancient Skies

Beach Flowers

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As the summer recedes and slowly pulls away from the beach,

at least the flowers are persistent, still pulling life

from barren sand.

This always amazes me.

     

All I want from this summer My Love,

are our memories. Of you and I in our beach chairs,

and playing in the waves.

       

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, Ancient Skies

My Love and I at the Beach

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Our chairs under the umbrella

the tube

of suntan lotion

with your fingers

on my back

rubbing gently

covering me.

Bottles of water

in our cup holders,

as you open a book

I wipe sand off

our apples.

      

Later the smell of lavender in our room

as you step out of the shower,

wrapped

in a towel.

My Love!

soft music playing

in the background.

      

As you call me “handsome”, with your hands on my beard

we gaze into each other’s eyes, reflecting the waves

I realize, we should have food delivered

tonight.

       

Note: These are wonderful memories.  We are not at the beach right now.

       

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

Summer Adventure

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Packing cold water in a cooler

our camp supplies in a canvas bag

smearing suntan lotion, a hat

t-shirt and shorts.

       

Hauling gear, and trekking 50 yards of the Sahara

so we can bathe in the glories of the ocean

and rest in the sand, shaded.

Listening

to the waves, and drifting

off to sleep.

      

Dreaming of adventure, and stories to write.

        

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

Dusk on the Beach

20160615_175716Sadly My Love, even a day on the beach must come to an end

but as the seagulls retreat, the moon will guard

the waves, and bathe the sand

in her warm glow.

         

And you and I can walk and whisper,

holding hands, our feet

getting wet with

the grey.

             

We can find my flip-flops tomorrow.

                         

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

Love at the Beach

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A Prose Poem

Not acting our age, you take off running, “You can’t catch me!” “Yes I can!” You give up, and I yell, “Gothcha!” “Don’t you DARE tickle me again!” Laughing, then holding you, we both look at the waves, “Listen a love song…” “I hear it….”

“Look our shadows.” “Where’s the camera, here……hold still……” “My cowboy!” “Sshhhh, someone might hear you!” “Hold still…got it.” “I love how you look on the beach.” Our foreheads meet, eyes locked in on each other.  Lips greeting one another, as if they were lost, and now they were found. They get entangled in a beautiful mess. The muffled sounds of, “I will always love you.” And “You taste like peanut butter.” Laughing again, and whispering next to the waves.

I love when we don’t act our age.

          

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“If you love nature, you will love people.”