To Kiss The Sea

A sincere thank you to Efi, of EfiSoul63, << please click, to view her site, for being the inspiration behind my poem, and our mutual love of the sea

To Kiss The Sea


I wish to be at the beach and free

Saltwater and sand are out of reach for me

Oh, to be sunbathing and swimming

To be in the surf, playing and frolicking

I’m close enough to breathe the nearness of the sea

Just across the sand dunes and through the tea-tree


I wish to be under the sea

Rolling with the waves crashing above me

Swirling and unfurling

Bubbling and frothing

I’m close enough to hear the evening sea-mist

Just outside my window, I feel the bliss of the sea’s kiss

Ivor Steven (c) 2019

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

62 thoughts on “To Kiss The Sea”

  1. Oh! I love this one so much! I am really not so much a sea person but this poem can change my mind. I also love how you have mixed the senses – breathe the nearness, hear the sea mist – gorgeous imagery!

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    1. Yes, and I’m missing the beach, I’ve not been allowed to go to the beach and have a swim since my stroke, I’ll just have to be patient, and wait for next summer ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Š


  2. Awwww !! Your words really warmed my heart! I will repost this poem my dear friend because i really love you and the sea!!!!!

    Don’t worry we have more summers to enjoy the sea ..

    After all in my country is still winter …come for the summer to Greece!!!!

    A salt doll journeyed for thousands of miles over land, until it finally came to the sea.

    It was fascinated by this strange moving mass, quite unlike anything it had ever seen before.

    โ€œWho are you?โ€ said the salt doll to the sea.

    The sea smilingly replied, โ€œCome in and see.โ€

    So the doll waded in.

    The farther it walked into the sea the more it dissolved, until there was only very little of it left. Before that last bit dissolved, the doll exclaimed in wonder, โ€œNow I know what I am!โ€

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  3. Oh, this is so beautiful, Ivor! Poem, photo, and song! It is snowing here as I type this. We may get as much as 18 inches. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Your post brings warmth, smiles, and joy on this cold day! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚
    HUGS!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    PS…we used to live 7 miles from the Pacific Ocean…so I saw it every day. I missed it when we moved farther away.
    PPS or PSS…next time you kiss the sea, give it a kiss for me!

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    1. XXX kisses for the sea…. Wow it’s nearly March and you’re still getting lots of snow !! ,,..brrrrr…. I’ve always lived near the sea, our stretch of sea is called Bass Strait, in between Victoria and Tasmania

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