Wednesday, September 14, 2016
DMC: "To See the Sea" by Julie Larios
TO SEE THE SEA
I’ve never seen the ocean
but I know it’s fierce and wide
and governed by the moon’s tide.
I’ve never smelled the seaweed,
never touched a gold starfish
though I wish and wish and wish.
I’ve seen the photos, read books
with pictures, heard a seashell
sing a song and cast a spell.
Someday I’ll see the ocean,
feel wet sand between my toes,
see where the green sea grass grows.
Someday, I’ll taste the bright salt
flavor of the waves. I’ll say,
“Delicious!” Someday. Someday.
© 2016 Julie Larios. All rights reserved.
Jane Yolen has challenged us to write a septercet that features reading or writing this month. What is a septercet? Click HERE for more details.
Post your poem on our September 2016 padlet. All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration on Friday, September 30th, and one lucky participant will win a personalized copy of her fabulous new collection of science poetry: