Claire V. Bogdanos

POEMS….THOUGHTS…..MEMORIES

ON BEING AT THE SEASHORE ( 1983 ) 2013/07/06

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This barren rocky precipice that waits beside the sea

And rims the sand’s circumference that is earth’s boundary,

In vivid fascination I do watch with searching eyes

That must scan the water’s surface until it meets the skies,

And where e’er my view dost light, be it simple face or plain

I discern that same wonder which pretends no small explain

Yet does add some mixed texture to the portrait that I find

Bearing just one signature in a likeness of the mind.

Why then is man thus drawn to the countenance of the sea,

Why does he sit there silent as one rapt in reverie?

 

Can it be that life is all and he merely questions why

As his vision sometimes dims and his wings refuse to fly?

Engaging in that foray which will mark his holy quest

To seek another reason fore he casts aside the rest,

Chance uncover misted veils that have cloaked his destiny

At last to comprehend the ocean’s deep complexity.

 

8 Responses to “ON BEING AT THE SEASHORE ( 1983 )”

  1. I love, ‘uncover misted veils’ and the poem is beautiful.
    Thank you for following my blog. Glad I have found yours.

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  2. Raphael Says:

    Excellent, words of truth!

    Thank you.

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  3. Chagall Says:

    I enjoyed this very much. 30 years ago! First octet is my favorite, and I think that a lot of thought went into the line “Bearing just one signature in a likeness of the mind.” —– Chagall

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