John Reed

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Love At Sea

Rating: 3.8
Wind smothers the snarling of the great ships,
And the serene gulls are stronger than turbines;
Mile upon mile the hiss of a stumbling wave breaks unbroken—
Yet stronger is the power of your lips for my lips.

This cool green liquid death shall toss us living
Higher than high heaven and deeper than sighs—
But O the abrupt, stiff, sloping, resistless foam
Shall not forbid our taking and our giving!
Life wrenched from its roots-What wretchedness!
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Ratnakar Mandlik 22 October 2016
Simply superb poem and imagination on which it is based. Thanks for sharing it here.
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Neptune Barman 22 October 2016
very nice imagination in the poem
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Susan Williams 22 October 2016
Gulp! Yes, indeed, that was quite sensuous!
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Seamus O Brian 22 October 2016
Sensuous, romantic, the sea.
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M Asim Nehal 22 October 2016
A poem with full of energy and imagery, The existence of Almighty is written in a philosophical way
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Pranab K Chakraborty 22 October 2016
I cried upon God last night, and God was not where I cried; .................much..............much....................much! Art is there, where laboring for art is less (sometimes it's truth, perhaps) ! .............. Excellent.
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Mizzy ........ 22 October 2016
Very profound heartfelt poetry.....
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Warden Vukeya 22 October 2016
mmh! nice poem, I also like the introduction. so intense
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Edward Kofi Louis 22 October 2016
Stronger than turbines! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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