poet David Harris

David Harris

A Day Out By The Sea

Sitting on a deck chair
on the sand by the sea,
watching castles being built,
with a bucket and spade.
Children dance through each wave
that wanders to the shore.
Seagulls swirl above our heads,
waiting for some morsel to fall.
Babies with coloured hats,
eyes trying to take everything in.
A day at the beach,
a relaxing time for all.
Ice lollies on their sticks,
melting under the sun.
People of all ages race
to the waters edge,
then splash and frolic there,
on a day out by the sea.


11 June 2007

Poem Submitted: Monday, June 11, 2007
Poem Edited: Thursday, March 10, 2011

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  • Roland Bastien (5/1/2008 7:18:00 PM)

    The waves' sound, a 5/8 beat make the words and images float...well done David

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  • Duncan Wyllie (9/5/2007 1:11:00 PM)

    This feels like a picture of old, maybe during a victorian frolic by the sea
    AWESOME!
    , just a little thought here David, how about a poem about victorian life, sort of - a day in the life of a chimney sweep, something like that, I know you could pull it off
    Ah, eitherway I love this one
    Love duncan X

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  • Ben Gieske (7/22/2007 3:50:00 PM)

    A realistic snapshot and does reflect the laid-back atmosphere and view of the spectator on just any day by the sea. Using another approach I am sure you could have painted a beautiful scene full of life and sensory images. So your presentation does a double take and really invokes two scenes for me.

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  • Meggie Gultiano (7/3/2007 3:50:00 AM)

    A very relaxing piece of yours, just by reading it, we can imagine the scenery. Thanks for the very relaxing words that sooth my mind and nerves..I love the sea, it's my life.. i swim and dive a lot..Your poem is worth a hundredfold for me..

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  • Gregory Collins (6/23/2007 4:31:00 AM)

    the loneliest poet in the world
    walking by a shore that never disappears

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  • Melvina GermainMelvina Germain (6/20/2007 9:47:00 AM)

    So beautiful, serene, a tranquil feeling fills me this morning while being blessed by your precious words. A wonderful way to start my day David.--Melvina--

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  • Francesca Johnson (6/18/2007 11:14:00 AM)

    When I drove past the Northumberland shoreline this morning the sea was rough and the sky was miserable and dark, so a poem like this one takes me right away from all that and puts me in a sunny frame of mind. I can almost feel the sun on my back........ Nice write, David.

    Love, Fran xxx

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  • Shelley L Baxter-stanley (6/18/2007 1:54:00 AM)

    Well the sea is rather Beautiful today my friend! ((smile)) Really Excellent job on another imagery full Well written Read David! ! A kool experience which relaxed me and put me at the seas side where all was well...I needed that so much a Happy poem...A happy poem after a not so great day.
    10/10
    =Shelley=

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  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (6/12/2007 1:46:00 AM)

    I get the feeling of an observer utterly entranced by what he sees... as the reader surely is by this piece. A fine read D. tx

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  • JoAnn McGrathJoAnn McGrath (6/11/2007 7:45:00 PM)

    I love the beach.....we have dirty brown sand here on the shores of Lake Erie...but your picture reminds me of visiting my brother in Naples Florida......the sand is so white there and all the different ages...joining in and sharing one long mile of beach......thanks for taking me back: O)

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  • Marci Made (6/11/2007 5:20:00 PM)

    Ah ha, at last, a happy one, For that's would it should be By the Sea......uplifting and fun read, , , , , , , , , , , marci.xo

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  • Lynda Robson (6/11/2007 4:46:00 PM)

    As one who lives in a small seaside town, I know exactly what your poem conveys, it is busy here now but in the winter it becomes a ghost town lol, another poem from you maybe? Excellent as usual love Lynda x

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  • Andrew mark Wilkinson (6/11/2007 4:33:00 PM)

    Ah... It`s Blackpool again, i can see my mum and dad in the deck chairs.. Dad of course with the hankie on the head... us playing with bucket and spades, all thats missing is punch and judy and ice creams...10

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