Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Beaneath the Surface




BENEATH THE SURFACE.

Whenever I gaze out at this view,
Which is very close at hand,
I'm fascinated by the world
Existing so near land.
All I see is the surface,
The film of watery sea,
Chopped about by advancing waves
Rolling in front of me.
I realise a billion creatures
Swim below these waves!
Beyond my view lies teeming life
In subterranean caves.
And are the sharks and whales and crabs
As unaware of me
As I of them in their watery world
Out there beneath the sea?
Parallel universes these
Linked by a shifting tide.
Strangers to each other
Yet living side by side.

10 comments:

jinksy said...

Watery anything can't fail with a Pisces.. thanks for the poem.

Dee said...

Beautiful! I love the change of colors. And lovely poem. Thanks for sharing.

Margaret Gosden said...

Great photo - did you take it? Just what I am looking for at the moment. And I like Parallel Universe - having lived by the ocean most of my life, I miss seeing this ever changing view and thinking about what goes on below.

Judy said...

Wonderful photo! I love the crashing waves, and all the colours in the water!! You are so lucky to live near the coast!!!

VALKYRIEN said...

That is how the ocean should look like! Thanks for the lovely poem!

Reader Wil said...

I love the sea and all creatures living there. Beautiful poem and the music I hear right now is very great. I love baroque music.

Tricia said...

Very nicely written and beautiful photo as well! Welcome to Watery Wednesday!!!

floreta said...

i love the blues! great shot.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Lovely shot. The color is beautiful. I sometimes stand on the edge of a bank looking into the water wondering if something underneath has come to the edge to look at me.

Thanks for participating in Watery Wednesday! :-)

Kat said...

Beautiful picture and lucky to live close to this watery wonderland.

Your poems stimulate the grey matter, isn't it?


Strangers to each other
Yet living side by side.



Wish someone will quickly also find another form of life, like us in the universe. It'll be thrilling to shake hands with them.