A Dolphin Day

The sun's warmth touches my skin,
the waters of the shore cool my feet,
and all heaviness is lifted from my heart.

And beyond the shore the dolphins move
through the rolling tide,
their silken bodies
also touched by water and light.

Joy arises in those of us remaining
on the beach, late in the day,
and we are so glad that we stayed,

for this is a dolphin day
at this quiet cove of white sands
and sunlit waters.
It is a quiet place with familiar faces
that gather here,
illuminated by what they see
as today is a dolphin day for them also

a day when all is well
and beauty abounds
and the gift of joy was given
by our dolphin friends.

Poetry by Morning Star
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Written on 2012-08-08 at 06:49

Tags Nature  Joy  Inspiration 

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
I'm neither here nor there on dolphins, but I'm very impressed by how well this is written. Nice work, MS.

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countryfog The PoetBay support member heart!
I'm jealous of those who live near the sea . . . thank you for taking me there. The best gifts are freely given and gratefully received, dolphins, poems.

Soup in the Sand
Ah....wonderful write! Many time I have felt such a moment, watching the dolphins as they glide along in the ocean, or the lagoon here. It is always a moment of such intense peace and beauty, as it is so well described here. Wonderful write!