By J Ann Crowder

There was a vermilion sky kissing ultramarine waters
 
We sat on ebony sands in search of bloodless sea shells echoing
 
We baked beneath a sun’s valiant furnace
 
Our skins bronzed a light, tropical honey
 
For several moons we met with morning horizons streaming off photones smoldering on a visaged ball of nuclear fusions
 
Warmth bounced off milky tides slapping the ebony sands sparkling and balmy like hot pumice beneath our feet
 
We greeted giant sea turtles and followed them into sultry waves
 
Waves transformed into the ocean's heart; they ever swayed our arms and knees
 
Thus we became part of the ocean, pulsating through her veins
 
Entrenching our skins into the water’s brining zest invigorated our body and soul
 
We napped beneath wide, rainbow umbrellas
 
We rested side by side on towels infused with a fabric softener’s lilac scent
 
I gazed into endless ocean as I would per chance a glimpse of eternal milky way
 
Her depth was as great as a nebulous's eye; as speckled with color and shining saffron holes glowing
 
In late afternoon, when light begins to fade, we glimpsed plummy shadows against sheeths of day glow; blue whales were they
 
'Twas serenity
 
Venerated, we fixated our eyes on their silhouettes encircling our sacred realm
 
These mighty blue whales, flawlessly dipping into clean air and crashing back down, captured us into a spell
 
We awed at such a sacred performance
 
Their intertwining movements with the sea were like an angelic tune of many instruments hormonizing in perfect synchronization
 
The waters became like a salted, sweet perfume and the singing of the blue whales like delicate flutes on our ears
 
We cleansed our bodies with the ocean, dancing inside her waves once more
 
Our wounds were healed by a spiritual salve on our bodies
 
Biding adieu, we rested a most silent night beneath a most stary sky

One afternoon on a black sand beach in Hawaii I witnessed the breaching of a humpback whale family close to shore. Though my poem centers around the blue whale, it was an amazing experience and both these whales are fascinating. I am particularly fond of Orkas and am a huge lover of whales in general. Written April 20th 2016.

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Robert L. Martin
over 3 years

I love the way you describe the ocean and everything that lives in it (Whales) I love your metaphors.

J Ann Crowder
J Ann Crowder
over 3 years

Thank you Robert!

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