Her Cottage by the Sea

Curtains swaying
a soft lift and gentle dip
a peaceful rhythm
matching the rise and fall
of their replenishing breath

Hues changing
a floating canvas
a fleeting Rembrandt
filtering the pink sunrise
transforming walls inside

Senses stirring
a dream scene blurring
a mind’s eye releasing
ushering in discoveries
in joy and carefree play

Fingers typing
a mind sparking
a coffee pot brewing
eyes still closed she
feels her lover’s gaze

Skin warming
a passion igniting
a low tide revealing
what was once hidden
now brilliant and bare

Here, suspended
between sleep and awake
she will linger
just a few more minutes
inhaling the possibilities
bathing in the infinite
soaking in the ocean breeze
basking in her lover’s radiance

Her eyes opening, her body drifting in a dream
soothing curves set against the cresting sea
they find each other and stare into the deep

Waking to a new day with endless possibilities,
where wild and untamable rise and merge
with soft and sensual in her cottage by the sea

The story continues ~ Click here: “Cottage by the Sea (continued)

I revisited the speaker of my poem, “A Writer’s Dream,” that I wrote last fall (w/audio). The speaker had traded in her heels and her mansion for a cottage by the sea, when I last left her. She seems to be doing fine. 😉💓

Thank you for visiting and reading. Be happy. Be well. 💗 Michele

Photo 1: Atlantic Ocean beach scene, SC Photo 2: “Soothing Curves” 🌷 (my images)

Artist and Being a Woman Illustrator, Sammi Lee just created a Pinterest page (“TumbleweedSpirit“) for my blog. She will be adding to it each week. My words and photos, her artistic flair. If you are into that platform, give it a look-see. 😀

© 2021 Michele Lee Sefton.

84 thoughts on “Her Cottage by the Sea

  1. Your beautiful words, both alluring and soothing, have lifted my spirits this morning. Thank you for sharing your splendid poetry, dear Michele ~ it’s always a pleasure to read, and best wishes for a lovely weekend 🤗🌹

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    1. The beach is definitely calling.😊 It is that time of year. I was delighted to catch up with my mansion-trading, cottage-living woman and learn that she is enjoying her downsized life.😁 Thank you for your kind comment, Brad. Enjoy your weekend. 🌞

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    1. Thanks so much, David. Yes, she and her lover are certainly enjoying a delicious-dreamy-beachy scene. Lucky! 😁 I am just the writer – they are having all the fun. 😆 The writing process is enjoyable too, I’ll admit. I am sure you agree. I appreciate your comments about the poem’s structure. Always an interesting process of discovery – starting with an idea (or two) and following the words to their destination. ✨ In this case… paradise. 🥰

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  2. Absolutely loved reading and immersing in your poem – what a beautiful feeling experience, my heart is swaying and smiling with a slow dance within. This sets the stage for my oceanfront getaway planned with my husband in just 2 days 🙂

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    1. I feel the genuine warmth radiating from your comment. Thank you.😊 I am pleased to know my poem inspired a “slow dance within” being the dancing poet that I am.💓 How wonderful! Do enjoy every minute of your getaway. 🌊💕

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  3. Ahhhhh, beautiful, dear Michele. Your words speak of the ocean, yes, and of, love, life, passion, possibilities, desire, and reverence….I love this poem; it’s just how I feel when I am at the ocean, breathing, and feeling, it all in…indeed, the ocean is calling us both! Lovely, my friend. ❤️🤗

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    1. Wow, Jeff, thank you. 🥰 Well, when you put it that way… there is a lot packed in this poem! 😁 I am pleased that my poem brought the beach to life. It was a pleasure to imagine and write. It is definitely time to head to ocean! 🌊 ⛱ 🌞💖

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  4. Very smooth and serene! 🥰
    I enjoyed and felt relate to the story behind it💕 I always knew that one day I’d give up everything for a forest hut😂😄… Thanks for sharing this beautiful poem and spirit, sweet Michele.

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  5. Oh my, I feel swept away Michele. I can actually visualize myself being by the ocean front, smelling in the salt air, and allowing myself to drift away in a peaceful state of mind.

    Your passion is intoxicating girlfriend! Sail away…reminds me of the song “Orinoco Flow” by Enya! .⛵⚓🌅

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    1. It is nice to be swept away. In real life, of course, and when that isn’t possible, fiction can offer a mental escape. 😊 All made possible by our brilliant imaginations! ✨ Your “Sail away” comment made me think of Styx, “Come Sail Away.” Enya’s song is uplifting. 💗 Sail away… enjoy your day! 🌞

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  6. I loved this poem, Michele. Like the gentle lull of a soothing wave. Glad to know your friend is doing well. The simple pleasures in life are all we really need, aren’t they? 😉❤️🙏💐

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    1. “… the gentle lull of a soothing wave.” Nice. 🧘🏼‍♀️ Thank you, yes cottage-living lady seems to be adapting well to her downsized life. 😁 So true, simple pleasures can create a full life. 🥰 Thank you, Diana. 😊💗


      1. Oh yeah, that is a wonderful time to hit the beach. Puerto Peñasco, Mexico is absolutely divine in October. I only mention that because it is the closest beach to me and it really is spectacular that time of year – no plans to go there this year. Other beaches, yes! Whenever and wherever it happens, will be enjoyable. 🌊🏖🥰


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