Eleven Shades of Ocean Sunrises

My Pacific cruise was coming to an end in April 2018 and this was the last poem that I wrote during my cruise, as I recalled photographing the “Eleven Sunrises” of the cruise.

Eleven Shades of Ocean Sunrises

the ocean’s sunrise

my daily prize

evoked my gaze

like a glitzy floor-dance

Mother natures

star performer

her razzle and dazzle

upon morning sea drizzle

reflections of colour

her horizon of vigour

purity defined

a royal skyline

endless over time

eleven days she was mine

Originally posted by Ivor Steven (c) April 2018

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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.

14 thoughts on “Eleven Shades of Ocean Sunrises”

  1. Aw, this is such a beautiful read! I read it twice aloud! πŸ™‚
    Sounds like a beautiful sea romance with Mother Nature and her sun-shiny face! 🌞
    That song is one of my fave’s of Mr. Cave…deep, emotional.
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Carolyn for your thoughtful words today .. Nick Cave is definitely suiting my emotions this week … that cruise and those sunrises are deeply imbedded into my treasured memories πŸ€—πŸŒπŸ’™πŸŒŠπŸ˜

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