Christopher Withers

The Restless Waves - Poem by Christopher Withers

I used to think the restless waves,
Touched the beach in sweet embrace,
Shaped its form with loving hand,
Bestowing gifts to charm its swain.

Now I see indifferent march,
Cold consumer of the land,
Loving hand replaced by teeth,
Eternal rock reduced to sand.

I used to think the restless waves,
Whispered softly to the wind,
Reaching up with frothing lips,
Imparting secrets with each kiss.

Now I see the silent words,
Shouting rage against the land,
A totem of the cold and dark,
Ever waiting for our hand.

Topic(s) of this poem: beach, waves, death, eternity

Comments about The Restless Waves by Christopher Withers

  • Jazib KamalviJazib Kamalvi (8/12/2017 12:15:00 PM)

    A nice poetic imagination, Withers. You may like to read my poem, Love and Lust. Thanks (Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (8/12/2017 11:53:00 AM)

    A beautiful display of imagery in form of a poem rich in rhyme and rhythm. Thanks for sharing a thought provoking poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Luis Estable (8/12/2017 11:17:00 AM)

    This is not bad. It has a good poetic diction. Each stanza embraces one part of the poem to form a whole. I think you did well here. The one thing that I would change or modify is the words the land, but I might be wrong here. It is just my taste that I think these words are not the best for the poem. Just that.

    I have a book of poems on kindle. If you wish a copy, go to and type my name Luis A. Estable or the name of the book, One Hundred Sonnets, Book Two.
    I like you to pass the word, and if you could, after reading leave a few words.

    Thanks you and keep writing!

    Luis Estable

    Christopher Withers(8/13/2017 2:35:00 AM)

    Thank you for taking the time to give constructive feedback Luis! I appreciate it. I'll check our your works too.


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 12, 2017

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