6.10.17

The Old Man And The Sea

Veli Bariskan Photography

The old man and the sea,
gaze at each other deeply.

His wrinkles, his waves,
hide stories of pain,
of laughter lost or gained.

His withered ears, his freely flowing winds,
want something to hear,
may be a song,
that can mingle in winds along.

His weary eyes, his shiny gems,
search for someone,
to treasure them.

The old man and the sea,
ponder what’s gone.
But with each other,
they are no longer alone.

19 comments:

  1. A rather lovely poem. Short and bitter-sweet. I liked that a lot.

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  2. A bitter sweet poem Loved it

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  3. Lovely, a superb image, and a fabulous write.

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  4. So true. The old man and the sea can bring each other the companionship each of them can appreciate!

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  5. Finding reflections and company in nature as time moves along...

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  6. Bittersweet and lovely.
    The sea brings with it a yearning, an invitation. It is easy to feel home there, by the soft rush of the tide.
    Anna :o]

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  7. Nice to have someone, even the sea. So very alive and mysterious!

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  8. this was compelling and amazing. It left me wanting more about this old man and his fondness for the ocean. beautiful it is!

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  9. I can see the old man (I can be him in part)... the sea is always there... and in some way it can answer our questions.

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  10. I really liked the way you ended the poem "but with each other they are no longer alone."

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  11. A brilliant study in the difference between solitude and loneliness!

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  12. I feel much the same way - with the sea, I am never alone. Beautiful, Vandana.

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  13. The sea always brings me peace.

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  14. I love this - such a bittersweet write :)

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  15. A friendship and refuge. Lovely.

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  16. Loved this! Up there with some of your best work, Vandana.

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  17. The old man and the sea,
    ponder what’s gone.
    But with each other,
    they are no longer alone.

    Perhaps one needs to fall back on some support in times of uncertainties!

    Hank

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  18. Such a beautiful get sad poem... thought provoking ❤❤

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