Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Down the Shore

Valencia, Two Children on the Beach by Joaquin Sorolla

Clouds shift and the sky unveils
a golden warmth; we rush outside
Dresses flapping, wind in pale sails
Beach ball bellies bob in tide
Sun rays bounce off minnow scales
Sapphire sparkles ever wide.


Kay L. Davies said...

Sorolla would have loved this, Ms Mouse. I've seen the beach at Valencia, and it is fabulous. Unfortunately, we were there in winter, but that meant we had it all to ourselves!

Marcoantonio Arellano (Nene) said...

Love your pic and your expressed depiction ...Sun rays bounce off minnow scales/Sappphire sparkles ever wide.., to the nascence of a sunny spring day.

Lovely, mi amiga

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Jinksy said...

Beachball belly? LOL

Marianne said...

Beautiful poem & image! Now bring on summer!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Everything about this is beautiful - the colours and movement all brought alive again in your words.

Helen said...

Delightful .. as delightful as watching children frolic on a beach. Love the idea of beach ball bellies.

hedgewitch said...

This is wonderful, LM--warm, full of sunlight and sea, sparkling imagery, everything that is in a Sorolla painting, in short. You also really capture the feel of excitement one has as a child with the whole day at the beach ahead of you. Really a neat one--so glad you played.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Love the unfolding of the scene and it becomes...

"Sapphire sparkles ever wide."

Infinite. Superb!

Margaret said...

Beach ball bellies

Such a happy poem brimming with summer!

Ella said...

I love that beach belly and sapphires....wow you dazzled with this one! It is gorgeous :D

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