Ocean Views

"Consider all this; and then turn to this green and most docile earth; consider them both; the sea and the planet; and do you not find a strange analogy to something in yourself?" Herman Melville

Winter is the best time to go to the pier.
Facing South and East it stands fixed and has no defense against the bitter winds.
It is a vantage point for the steel blue and endless ocean that stretches out under the winter welcome sky.

From the Cliff Walk the contrast between mansion views and the ocean swells is remarkable.
The summer storm threw its winds against the rocks breaking its waves as if to welcome the encore of clouds building to the West.
The endless ocean tides continued to rise and fall against the stagnant glory of the mansion backdrop.
Opulence untouched as the rain began again.

One Easter at New Smyrna there were surfers catching waves against a sunset backdrop.
Waves were crashing into swimmers in continuous motion.
Sunset and moon rising into another evening that gives birth to another day...........

About the poem

I used to really enjoy going to that pier in the Winter. It was so windy and the ocean was so vast that it always made me think. In the part of the poem that speaks about New Smyrna I was in Florida and it was Easter Sunday. I wanted to present that theme of life and new beginning. Please comment!

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After you read the poem please comment! I welcome your ideas and feelings about it!
TS Deary

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