An Ocean Drenched in Winter


I stare intently
at the coast to
memorize the bleakness

Of blackened winds and
icy waves that swarm
along the shore

My face, my ears,
my eyes all sting
frozen in the northern chill

I marvel at the solitude
of an ocean drenched
in winter





Poetry by Hans Bump
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Written on 2022-02-03 at 06:46

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2022-02-14


LacyxDevine The PoetBay support member heart!
I felt not only the bitter cold but also the emotional contemplative space. Very nice.
2022-02-03


shells
Unfortunately I don't live near the ocean anymore, I miss it, but I love it whatever the season, you've captured Winter so well I shiver.
2022-02-03


Griffonner The PoetBay support member heart!
One can almost feel the pinch of the cold wind and feel the occasional sprinkle of sea spray on the face. 'An ocean drenched in Winter' is a magical line. Well done. Love it.
2022-02-03


D G Moody The PoetBay support member heart!
Thanks Hans

This took me right there, to where I could see that coast in its winter solitude - and isn't winter sometimes the best time to see the ocean?
2022-02-03