Monday, April 18, 2011

A Nice Surprise from PA!

I was so honored and humbled to learn that I Am the Sea made it to #3 on Poetic Asides' sonnet contest. Thanks, Robert Lee Brewer; and congratulations to the other top ten winners. Most importantly though, thank YOU for visiting my blog, reading my poetry and leaving comments. You give me the strength to stay afloat. Click here to see the top winner and remaining list.

I Am the Sea

The water’s edge laps rhythmic solitude
Enticing waves, the arms that call me in;
I drown in bitter sorrow from this feud,
Then like a buoy pop up once again.
Rejuvenating tides this cycle bears,
My fingers slap calm water freshening.
Hypnotic reverie from ocean’s prayers;
A dolphin diving up and down, I sing.
Am I insane to dream myself to shore?
To think white castles hold the golden key?
Each time a current pulls me to the floor,
An inspiration molds my destiny.
I am the sea, I write to fill this hole;
No storm or wind will crush my hungry soul.

@Laurie Kolp

16 comments:

thingy said...

Awesome!

It's beautiful.

Patricia Anne McGoldrick said...

Congrats!!!!!!

LKHarris-Kolp said...

Thank you!

Dunstan said...

Nice poem - all dreamy

versebender said...

Can see why this is a winner...congratulations. Vb

Linda H. said...

Congrats,Laurie! I am so happy for you.

liv2write2day said...

Congratulations...it's an honor indeed to receive recognition from PAD...so many participants. I can understand how this rose to the top.

Jingle said...

happy for you.

stunning imagery. love the rhythms and word flow,

A++

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Although I am completely unschooled in poetic forms, this transcended any mere form: it was powerful, quiet and even sublime.

Thanks - sincerely, Moskowitz

lynnaima said...

"ocean's prayers" I like that...
enjoy the rally!
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beccagivens said...

Congratulations ... I love the sea ... vivid imagery makes my heart sing! Thank you for sharing!

annell said...

Wonderful...recognition and wonderful piece! Well deserved!

Kim Nelson said...

Laurie,
I see why this one was recognized. It is exceptional! It flows with intrinsic melody while diction simultaneously delivers a very clear message.

imnotaverse said...

Congratulations!

irene said...

What a bobbing feeling. I like

Am I insane to dream myself to shore?

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Yeah, dead good! I really like this one!