Savouring – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: The Hardy Inlet, Augusta.

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” Jacques Cousteau


The water slowly, gently,
washes over my feet,
more of a splish than splash
from the lazy tide departing
the quiet of the inlet for the sea,
its bubbles and froth blinking
in the sun, then becoming one 
with the sands of time,
eventually I wandered home,
not washing, but rather, 
savouring the sticky, salty
feeling, and the smell of the
sea on my skin.

ยฉPaul Vincent Cannon


Filed under awareness, beach, carefree, Free Verse, life, nature, poem, quote

33 responses to “Savouring – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I’m savouring the image here, Paul.

    Liked by 6 people

  2. I’m bound by the sea’s spell without a doubt and you just took me back there. So bewitching.

    Liked by 6 people

  3. The simple tone makes the images play in my mind again and again. The effect is captivating.
    Love what you did here..

    Liked by 4 people

  4. Lovely

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

    Liked by 3 people

  5. Very lovely poem, Paul! I like the photo, too. โค

    Liked by 4 people

  6. The Cousteau quote is so true! And your poem and photo are wonderful–I never tire of looking at the water, and reading poetry about it.

    Liked by 4 people

  7. I love the poem! I’ve had this experience so many times.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Straight as thoughts appeared in mind!
    The last two lines delighted me!
    Very effective!

    Liked by 3 people

  9. Lovely and I could relate.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Charis Counselling

    Beautiful – I can feel the sand on my feet


    Liked by 1 person

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