Monday, 25 July 2011

Last Monday Poetry - Love Poem to the Sea

Love Poem to the Sea
by Katy Bennett

I am here
in this sprawling
concrete asylum
while you are there
a vastness beneath the sky
an endless body of calm and inspiration.

I envy the seagulls that circle above you
free and alive every day
while I fight
through the hordes day in
and day out. Growing
weary of the rat race
and the chains.

I’ll see you again soon, my love.

Missed last month's poetry? Read it here.


occhio sulle espressioni said...

A hymn to liberty and unspoiled nature, beautiful, does "breathe".

Humberto Dib said...

Hi, Katy, I just popped in to say hello, great blog, congratulations!
I'll follow you.
You can visit mine if you feel like.
Cheers from Argentina!

Katy Bennett said...

occhio, thank you :D

Humberto, thanks for dropping by

Keith said...

every poem I write is somehow a love poem to the sea ... here are a few lines from Kipling (who I never really thought of as a poet until I kicked around his work more) that sums it up ...

No man is ever wholly free his first love
no matter who she be.
Oh, was there ever a sailor free to choose
who didn't settle near the sea.

Katy Bennett said...

Hey Keith, thanks for dropping in. I haven't read much Kipling but those lines are very apt.