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    Dewell H. Byrd

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    Post  Dewell H. Byrd on Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:09 pm

    This feels more like a 1960/70 poem.  The rhyme/no rhyme thing may be bothersome but it just seems right as fog held sway on Moonstone Beach recently... All comments are appreciated.  Dewell



    caresses Moonstone Beach
    calms the sculpting sea


    into the morning-glory sky
    and blues the depth of eternity


    let's walk this beach together
    you and me

         and see

    what we will become


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    Post  Pat on Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:25 pm

    You are a romantic, Dewell.  Sixties are still in you.  : )  
    Okay, I am fine with the structure. 
    Becoming  was a big deal when I was in college. 
    Posters were sold everywhere:  to become.  Hmmm. 

    Fog is doing all this;  invitation to someone to come with the persona for a walk on the beach and become.  : )  Romantic.
    Strong adjectives:   sculpting sea;  morning-glory sky; 
    Strong verbs:  caresses, calms, blues (I think you mean it as a verb?)
    Dissolve messed me up:   what about dissolving? 

    sea, sea, we - rhymes.

    Took me down memory lane, and I was land-locked!  : )

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    Post  dennis20 on Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:54 pm

    Dewell, I had moment there, too.  I would like the word fades rather than dissolves.  It seems more like what the fog would do.  Why not substitute Life for beach and make this reach a greater plane than just the obvious. Okay, I couldn't help that the 60's slipped into my thoughts.
    Good vibes here.

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    Post  tsukany on Sat Jun 27, 2015 5:41 am


    I would suggest new title and last line.  I felt slighted by them.  I believe your poem is stronger than these two lines.

    Well done, image man!


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    Post  Karen on Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:33 pm

    I like the structure.  The way it looks on the page and the way it reads aloud both gave me the feel of the tide. 

    Sculting sea.  I like that.
    Dewell H. Byrd

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    Post  Dewell H. Byrd on Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:39 pm

    Thanks Guys, your comments are helpful.
    I've walked that beach many times between 1960 and last week.
    The fog remains cotton candy in my life.
    Still working this poem.

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