My Irritations, Aggravations and Inspirations

October 11, 2010 “ocean calling”

For Poetry Potluck

ocean calling”


from the mountains I long for the far away sea

in the dewy mist of morning

I stand on a peak ‘neath a clear blue sky

beaming sunlight mountain adorning

like purple pleats of royal robes

over granite shoulders falling

flow riveled foothills and deeping hallows

ancient echoes of the ocean calling

from near the horizon beyond the offing

drawing my eye to that blanket of blue

waves as they rush upon a golden shore

carry this mountain heart of mine

the foothills and hallows of a mountain heart

across the roaming, foaming sea to you



©tlh 10/8/2010

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34 responses

  1. Enjoyed the reading of your poem…the images in the poem are vivid and beautiful…thanks!

    October 10, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    • Thanks, Charles, for the kind comment. I’m happy that you give your time to come and read my work…Thank You.

      October 11, 2010 at 6:04 pm

  2. cool ocean poem!

    October 10, 2010 at 8:04 pm

  3. Indeed you have a big mountain heart Cowboy, I am very proud your poem’s featured for this weeks potluck. I can hear her calling too 🙂 xx

    October 10, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    • Thank you, Red, for inviting me to write the featured poem for this week’s Potluck. As always, thank you for your kind comment. 🙂

      October 11, 2010 at 6:08 pm

  4. Enjoyed it so much.. from the moutains to the sea beach.. liked it. Thanks for sharing..

    जय दुर्गा जी, जय काली माँ
    Jai Durga ji, Jai Kali Ma
    Twitter: @VerseEveryDay

    October 10, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    • Thank you, Sir, for the nice words, and for the visit.

      October 11, 2010 at 6:09 pm

      • Thanks Tracyhsays… for your reply … My friends call me Shashi and it will be great that if you call me shashi too.. as Sir is too big a word for a small person like me… 😉

        जय दुर्गा जी, जय काली माँ
        Jai Durga JI, Jai Kali Ma

        October 12, 2010 at 8:12 am

  5. very nice tracy..

    October 11, 2010 at 1:43 am

  6. An inspiring post for this potluck!
    Way to go, my friend!

    October 11, 2010 at 5:21 am

    • Thank you very much 🙂 I’m pleased you visited and enjoyed.

      October 11, 2010 at 6:11 pm

  7. There is a whimsical romance to the piece that makes a girl feel like her pirate beau is missing her so. As usual sir, your work is exceptional

    October 11, 2010 at 5:41 am

    • Her beau is indeed missing her…that ocean is calling every day. Thank you very much for the kind comment 🙂

      October 11, 2010 at 6:13 pm

  8. I love the description of the mountains. “…Purple pleats of royal robes / over granite shoulders falling.” Those words perfectly show the majesty. But I hear ya.

    October 11, 2010 at 8:29 am

    • Thanks, Patti…you picked out my favorite line. Thank you for coming by 🙂

      October 11, 2010 at 6:15 pm

  9. tekia

    love the imagery and there is a deep sense of calm in this. great ending too! a wonderful read.

    October 11, 2010 at 9:10 am

    • Thank you, my dear; I’m very glad you liked it.

      October 11, 2010 at 6:16 pm

  10. Lovely!

    October 11, 2010 at 9:26 am

  11. This is beautiful. I really enjoyed it.

    Mine is here.

    October 11, 2010 at 9:28 am

  12. Thanks for dropping in, and for the kind comment. 🙂

    October 11, 2010 at 6:17 pm

  13. The imagery and the flow of this were just gorgeous! Loved it!

    October 11, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    • I’m very pleased that you like the poem, and thanks for visiting 🙂

      October 12, 2010 at 12:12 am

  14. A.B. Thomas

    A great flow and serenity to the piece, I enjoyed the read, thanks!

    October 11, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    • Thank you very much for the visit, and for the kind words 🙂

      October 12, 2010 at 12:11 am

  15. signed .............bkm

    beautiful tracy – your mountain heart – longing for the sea of you…how romantic it that…lovely ..thank you…bkm

    October 11, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    • 🙂 Thank you…it means a lot to me that you like it.

      October 12, 2010 at 12:11 am

  16. hey 🙂 and you said my poem was flowing effortlessly 🙂 this one of yours is wonderful! i’m so glad i found it!

    October 11, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    • Thank you for coming to read, and for the kind comment. I’m glad you like the poem 🙂

      October 12, 2010 at 12:09 am

  17. loved the poem a great lot !!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:30 pm

  18. Vivid, sweet, and flowing. Nice, Tracy.

    Am here belatedly from potluck. Sorry! 😦 I’m glad I didn’t miss this one though.

    October 13, 2010 at 7:58 pm

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