The Oyster Catcher

At the edge of the ocean
Where salty waves
Slap sulky tongues
Against reluctant stone
An old man
Tied with brown paper
Water marked
Pulled in with gnarled string
Webbed handed nets
A shanty boat tethered
Fettered by a rusting ring


Blogger iamnasra said...

I thought I will have a comment
Instead I had a poem to present you..Hope you will know how I was touched by your poem

It’s always
The sea
That pulls us back
In its alluring magic
Refreshing the soul
Into a new us
Erasing all the sulky thoughts
That somehow wrapped
Deep within us
We are new again
After the walk
On the beach
Footprints do not linger over here
Just like our pain and agony
Washed out
With each brush of wave

copyright nasra al adawi

8:02 PM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Thank you Nasra, what a lovely thought and a beautiful poem

8:09 PM  
Blogger gulnaz said...

wow, i came to comment on one poem and i find another...a double whammy!
great going girls!

8:32 PM  
Blogger Cocaine Jesus said...

excuse thus crusty old man wandering into this femme extraordinaire sector BUT i just wanted to say that i really enjoyed the poem. love the way the words seem to roll around my mouth as i read out the loud the poem

1:04 PM  
Blogger Russell Ragsdale said...

Me too CJ! The is a compassionate brush stroke here that is absoulte exqusite! Loved it, Sue!

2:13 PM  
Blogger Brood Mode said...

absolutely beautiful image!

11:29 AM  
Blogger Amie said...

yes beautiful poem. i long the sea right now as it's already rainy season here.

11:57 AM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Thank you BM and Amie, how long does it rain for? We just have one rainy season it's called the British climate

6:26 PM  
Blogger . : A : . said...

I can see the old man tied with brown paper. Beautiful.

1:54 AM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

CJ and Russel, we don't mind honest and thank-you.

Hi Gulnaz perhapse I should launch a sea poem tag

A I'm glad you could see him he was by the shaw on my holiday, almost made of dark weathered old paper

4:42 PM  
Blogger finnegan said...

This one is lovely. I want roasted oysters and beer and that mood all round.

11:04 AM  

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