at the seashore
wind of summer through my hair

the shortest night

© Chèvrefeuille

gulls float on air around me

sand crunches under my feet


the moon cools the sand

sea glass twinkles in my eyes

my toes get wet

how I wish you were here

to share this enchantment


salty air lingers

breezes waft o’er the tide

a crab scurries

you didn’t like seafood

told me it was too musky


the foghorn bellows

as the mist comes in to land

the clang of the buoys

perfect moments to snuggle

yet alone to find comfort


flames up ahead

warmth in the chilled air

roasted marshmallows

thoughts of our honeymoon

we were young, free and in love


stars guide seafarers

a ship on the horizon

it makes no sound

we never took a cruise

preferred the feet for travel


surf pounds the shore

waves crash on jagged rocks

sharp barnacles grow


the shortest night filled with loss

the seashore is still my home


© Carol Campbell 2016

Carpe Diem Special January
Down Memory Lane at Carpe Diem

“The goal of this feature is to write a Soliloquy no Renga, a Renga composed by one person. With this feature it is possible to help you to be more associative, because you have to compose an all new renga with at least six (6) links.As you all know a renga has stanzas of three and two lines. The first verse “hokku” gives the title to the renga and sets the entire image of your renga. By association on the verse before the verse you have to write you can make the renga a complete story. The Soliloquy no Renga is just for fun and I hope it will bring you the fun and inspiration as I had in mind. You can choose on your own how much links you use, but at least (as I said above) six (6) links. The last link has to make the “circle complete” and in that way has a link with the first verse. That last verse is called “ageku”.

at the seashore
wind of summer through my hair
the shortest night

© Chèvrefeuille”

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Published by: writersdream9

I have been writing all my life but for the most part, it has been a secret. My parents did not believe writing was a good way to earn money so I hid my poems. Then one day, I wanted to comment on an essay that a friend had written and found myself with a blog. That quiet whisper inside said, "You can write your poetry and no one will ever know.". I knew nothing of followers and the like at that time. So, here I am trying to learn my craft and enjoying every moment of it. My personal details are, I'm 57, married for 39 years, have one grown son who is God's gift to us and last but not least at all, I'm a Baha'i which basically means that I love all humanity.

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  1. Lovely Carol…..You surpassed yourself with such consistent effective metaphors…..difficult to pick out a particular one…but…I am most taken by…”sea glass twinkles my eyes..” Super piece….Hugs! ❤

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