Seashore

Spindrift,
Spoondrift,
Spray.
Silver foam.
Spume.
Shimmering
sunlit sea.
Sea fret
shielding
sea creatures,
submerged,
spinning.
Sea-pools
sparkling.
Salty,
seawater
swimming;
splashing.
Slimy
seaweed,Β slippery;
slithering.
Sea-birds strutting
along the stony strand.

Sea-shells
sighing; singing.
Silent sunsets,
slipping; sliding.
Soft sands
shifting,
Soles sinking.
Sherbet sunrises
skimming
across
the sky.
Stormy seas
shouting.
Seals swimming;
sleeping.
Secret
sun-dappled
shorelines.
Surfers surfing.
Sailors sailing.
Sun-hatted toddlers
squealing;
screaming
seagulls
stealing.
Salty,
sun-kissed
skin
shaking
droplets
of
cool
clear
seawater
on
the
seashore.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #136 | The Letter S

65 Comments Add yours

  1. restlessjo says:

    Simply sibilant, Jude πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ So many syllables! I love the images it conjures, and that lighthouse is a treasure.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Jo. Middle of the night, couldn’t sleep thoughts!

      1. restlessjo says:

        But all those ssss’s are soothing? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Just off to put the washing out.

        1. Heyjude says:

          It’s not Monday 😳

        2. restlessjo says:

          I’ll just sing the song and pretend! I often pretend it’s Monday when I’m walking, but yesterday it was! Alright after a duff night’s sleep? No major worries – just the usual ones? Sending hugs πŸ™„πŸ’•

        3. Heyjude says:

          Slept fine last night. It was Sunday when I woke at 3 am. Good news from Qlsd. R back at work full time. πŸ‘

        4. restlessjo says:

          πŸ€£πŸ’•

  2. Suzanne says:

    Stunning and exhilarating. Sea fret was a new terminology for us and a Cornish thing. Lovely images of an ever changing coastline.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Suzanne, glad you enjoyed my Cornish seashore πŸ˜„

      1. Suzanne says:

        I always do πŸ™‚

  3. margaret21 says:

    You must have had fun with that Jude. Lovely.

    1. Heyjude says:

      One of those nights when I couldn’t get back to sleep and random thoughts kept going through my head πŸ˜‚

      1. margaret21 says:

        Your sleepless middle-of-the-nights are much more creative than my sleepless ones.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Haha… very annoying though.

  4. Dina says:

    Simply stunning, Jude! What a fun, great collection. Hope you are back to normal sleep again now though.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Dina. Simple thoughts about the place I love the most.

      I have nights when I can’t get to sleep, nights when I wake up in the middle and toss and turn for hours and nights when I am too hot! Must be an age thing! But my best writing ideas come from those dark hours. Not necessarily well executed though πŸ˜„

  5. pattimoed says:

    This is a gorgeous post, Jude. The poetry and the images are stunning. I am captivated by the lighthouse in the fog. Your sleeplessness had a marvelous outcome! I think you’re right about some of our best thoughts coming during those long hours.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Patti – glad you enjoyed my ramblings! I wanted to leave out the obvious words and leave them to the imagination so I hope that came across. Works best when read out loud I found.

  6. Tina Schell says:

    OK now you’re just showing off Jo 😊 Lucky us to be the beneficiaries of your sleepless night! Terrific job with the challenge!!
    Have had many of those myself, for all of the same reasons. Have studied tons of solutions for it, some better than others. Thus far, the best I’ve found are breathing exercises, leaving bed for 10 or 15 minutes and having a glass of milk, or perhaps most importantly stop thinking – about the inability to fall asleep or anything else. Sometimes one of these works, sometimes not. Sigh.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes, it’s hard to switch the brain off, usually flittering about the most mundane things I can do nothing about anyway! I have found a mug of herbal tea helps me to relax.

      1. Tina Schell says:

        Yes but then nature calls and wakes you up again 😊😊

  7. Pit says:

    Fantastic words, fantastic pictures! πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Pit. Hope all is well over there!

      1. Pit says:

        All is well here, thanks, except for quite a few of our trees, unfortunately. Things are getting back to normal.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Well as long as you are both safe. I imagine a lot of nature will have been badly affected.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you Frank!

  8. Amy says:

    I’m in awe with your photos, Jude! Wonderful to enjoy these happy images after our snow storm. πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      Oh, were you caught up in the big freeze over there? Must have been dreadful. Our week of freezing temperatures and a scattering of light snow was bad enough.

  9. artfulcrone says:

    That was absolutely wonderful!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you, glad you enjoyed it.

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