Treasure Island

Anthony Di'anno

(North Yorkshire)

A Day at The Coast (Painted)


A golden orb floats up from the ocean.
Frost on a branch expires in a spiky wet motion.
The sun drips like warm honey,
Inside of my head.
I sit in awe of a delicate thread.
Moss mottled stones whisper 'come hither'.
Pearls on the web shiver and quiver.
Red admirals are hornpiping rocks,
Ever so ancient.
Rugged and worn,
Incredibly patient.
Those pearls in the web,
Enchanting my soul.
The beauty of nature,
Keeping me whole.
Foaming white horses,
Riding the crest of a wave.
Ripples receding,
Revealing a cave.
Shiny cold water,
Briny wet walls.
Squeezing through tight holes,
Into cavernous halls.
Slimy old seaweed,
Salty old smells.
Broken up crabs
Spiraling shells.
Peering into the dark,
Out through the gloom.
Seeking a seahorse,
Lacking a groom.
A close breaking wave,
Brings me out of the cave.
Barefoot and carefree,
Under the sun,
To slowly start walking,
Then break into a run,
Childlike innocence,
Playing all day,
Reluctant to leave,
Wanting to stay.

Submitted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 24, 2013

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  • Sandra Feldman (5/17/2014 3:16:00 PM)

    Love your painting. Is it for sale?

    You have masterfully painted a seashore delight,
    Given us with words, all the scenes that are right!

    I know because I lived on an Island till I was 20 and went to the beach almost everyday.
    I saw, the ocean and beach I knew and so loved as a child in your wonderful poem.
    Thank you for such a beautiful souvenir.and delectable vision.
    SF (Report) Reply

  • Soulful Heart (4/6/2014 9:18:00 AM)

    Childlike innocence
    Wanting to read again n again....
    So vivid that that i cud smell the salty air around.... (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (2/27/2014 7:26:00 AM)

    Beautiful, visual detail with a great flow of words captivating rhe reader with your superb painting of paradise! (Report) Reply

  • Noreen Carden (1/26/2014 11:55:00 AM)

    Beautifully written it seems like paradise you paint a lovely picture. Well done a magical piece (Report) Reply

  • Smoky Hoss (11/21/2013 12:01:00 PM)

    Excellent. If I were there I'd not want to leave paradise either.
    Beautiful words. (Report) Reply

  • Dave Walker (11/4/2013 4:32:00 PM)

    A really wonderful poem, you make being there sound so care free, a really fantastic day on the coast. (It was at the coast in my head when I was reading it) (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Anderson (10/31/2013 3:07:00 PM)

    A brilliant innerweaving of rhyme and free flowing verse to paint the beauties of natures seashores. Sure wwould like to be there, just one more time. You paint a n ethereally beautiful
    picture (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (10/29/2013 4:19:00 PM)

    You have painted the perfect picture in my mind of a lazy day at the beach. Vivid imagery. Brilliant poem. (Report) Reply

  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (10/26/2013 7:12:00 AM)

    A winsome seaside marvel poem n d mention of orbs, honey n web make it extra special a read to me if u take my personal opinion. Kudos! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (10/24/2013 11:58:00 PM)

    It is so exciting to be left on a sea shore watching breakers pound the strand, inhaling the salty smell of seaweeds and observing crabs and spiralling sea shells! Pearls on the web shivering and quivering is a beatiful image! (Report) Reply

  • Danny Draper (10/23/2013 9:57:00 PM)

    A seascape of fine description, motion, smells and sights. Painterly qualities definitely achieved. (Report) Reply

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