Janice Windle


(italian Collection) .... November In Praiano - Poem by Janice Windle

Sea
Silvered steel.
Horizon bright
below the fitful sun.
Far away
a narrow line of land,
blue-grey,
sky-coloured, sea-coloured,
beyond the drifting ripples of the puckered water.

Cliff
near at hand
pitted, hollowed, sands against the sea.
Rocky claws embedded in the deep,
white-foam-washed, sculpted
by time, the winds and waves,
stands softened by November's hazy air, seemingly asleep.


Comments about (italian Collection) .... November In Praiano by Janice Windle

  • (11/13/2007 4:22:00 AM)


    It has all been said... I'll second Helen. t x (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (11/13/2007 4:02:00 AM)


    Italy holds such romance for me and you brought this so clearly to life in this poem. Again you've bowled me over. Sublime poetry.... HG: -) xx (Report) Reply

  • (11/8/2007 5:23:00 PM)


    The sea - silvered steel! How true. I can see the whole of this scene in my mind's eye. Another delightful read. Thank you, Jan.

    Love, Fran xxx
    (Report) Reply

  • (11/1/2007 1:55:00 PM)


    Ah, a scenic view with interesting twists. Starts off so hard (steel) and unsettled (fitful sun) . Then sweetens into drifting ripples and a suggestive puckered water.
    This rises with good contrast with the cliff, sands against, rocky claws and ending with the softened hazy air, asleep but this is not the end, a hint that something else might happen (seemingly asleep) . An artist does not paint a photo but speaks a language. Well done.
    (Report) Reply

  • (11/1/2007 1:46:00 PM)


    Its not a poem but a picture I could see... (Report) Reply

Read all 5 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 1, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 21, 2011


Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  7. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
[Report Error]