mood shifting sound waves
music of the ocean
transforms a dull mindset
rain splits into rainbows
salt water floating
troubles swiftly disappear
with the summer heat
chill out zoning
ocean water on hot sand
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Gabrielle Bryden, ku ku katchoo, poem, poetry, relaxing at the beach, summer in Queensland, Sunshine State
December 14, 2011 at 1:45 pm
There is nothing like the sights and sounds of the ocean to remove even the strongest stress…..love the photo too.
December 15, 2011 at 11:07 am
Thanks Charles – yes, if you stay long enough on the beach you become almost hypnotised by the sounds and sight of the water (as long as there aren’t too many humans around 😉 )
December 14, 2011 at 4:29 pm
Sounds like a soothing Summer. Enjoy.
I will Martin 🙂
December 15, 2011 at 5:09 am
Soothing, calming photo, Gabrielle. What a lovely day, I could just run and jump into your sound waves, lol!
December 15, 2011 at 11:08 am
haha – thanks adeeyoyo 😉
December 15, 2011 at 8:42 am
This has the rhythm of waves – makes me want to head off to the beach (but we’re not having such wonderful weather down here)
December 15, 2011 at 11:09 am
We just had the one day of sunshine (today it’s raining again) so had a lovely swim in the morning when the tide was high 🙂
December 15, 2011 at 10:12 am
The photo is splendiferous. It is so true that the sea soothes stress away. I love the image of the rain splitting into rainbows. That is perfect. I must go down to the sea again….
December 15, 2011 at 11:12 am
It is an interesting photo Selma which I took about a year ago – the cloud like look above the water is actually the smoke from a bushfire over at Fraser Island (which is just across the way from us – but you can’t see the land because it is too far away over Hervey Bay) 😉 – smoke is great for photos. Go for a swim Selma 🙂
December 15, 2011 at 1:50 pm
that photo Gabe… I could just dive into it. And the words… they roll like waves.
December 15, 2011 at 2:01 pm
thanks Graham – the poem actually started because of that video of the Charge Group (run) that you posted – the first stanza was to be about music changing moods but then I changed it to the ocean to fit in with the other two (and because I was listening to all the sounds on the beach – the sizzle of the waves meeting the sand etc.,). I bought their album on itunes – love it – thanks again for the intro! 🙂
December 15, 2011 at 6:24 pm
great feeling to these haiku, Gabe, now if Sydney would just warm up!
December 16, 2011 at 11:38 am
thanks Mark – the weather is psycho at the moment (I had a jumper on last night and was swimming the day before!)
December 16, 2011 at 1:14 am
I’m on my way for the bbq!
December 16, 2011 at 11:39 am
I’m heating it up right now Benedicte – haha
December 17, 2011 at 9:25 am
What a serene meditation.
December 17, 2011 at 12:10 pm
Thanks Aletha 🙂
December 26, 2011 at 11:20 am
very expressive and powerful capture of imagin.
thx to share with with us
December 26, 2011 at 11:30 am
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