Her Cottage by the Sea (continued)

A morning spent tracing curves
with slow and deliberate fingertips.
They release a power that contradicts-
soft, sensual, and delicate
yet, they spark a fire within.
They form the shape of words
absorbed by her salty and sandy skin.
Unspoken words turn to ash when they are drawn in
to a body that pulses with the cosmos
when he ignites the universe and splinters time,
like the god of thunder and sky.

Watching the sun rise over the ocean,
the two entwined glow in silence
in a cottage now painted golden.

He sees the glistening sea
in her eyes
and in his
She sees the depths.

A continuation of my poem, “Her Cottage by the Sea,” about two lovers loving by the sea. πŸ’• That poem was inspired by my poem, “A Writer’s Dream,” about a writer who traded in her mansion for a cottage by the sea. 🌊 It appears I have an evolving storyline, or at least, rising poetic lines. 😁 Thank you for visiting and reading. Be well. πŸ’— Michele

Find my photos on Instagram ~ @mlsefton

Photos: my images, South Carolina coast (for a post inspired by my time in SC, visit my poem w/audio, “Found at Sea“)

Β© 2021 Michele Lee Sefton.

103 thoughts on “Her Cottage by the Sea (continued)

  1. It was sooo pleasant read n I feel that I watched a beautiful, lovely n romantic shortfilm. The beauty of your writing has ignited with the golden rays of morning Sun n misty clouds and created the glittering colours of Rainbow. You snuggle within the nature n feel while you write dear sweetest Michele. It’s just wow as no much words left with me πŸ₯°πŸ€—β€πŸ§‘πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›

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    1. So glad you like my poem, Deepthy. 😊 Awesome! I love that line too and your interpretation of it. As I wrote it, I imagined words (less important than passion and love) being consumed by her fire within, then falling like ash… set to the backdrop of golden silence. πŸ₯° Thank you very much. 🌞

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    1. Karla, your two descriptive words, “uncomplicated” and “lovely,” gave me a peaceful sigh and are leaving me with a genuine smile. πŸ₯° I love the idea of love, like nature itself, being uncomplicated, just flowing with natural rhythms. I could go on.😊 Gorgeous! To you I offer a most sincere thank you. πŸ™πŸΌ The words arrive and I am most honored to receive them, briefly nurture and polish them, then release them. Thank you for receiving them. πŸ’–

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      1. I’m smiling with you, Michele. Life has TRIED to over complicate itself above my heart and head. During these most busy times it’s the support of those like you, and your words and thoughts, that allow to sigh with you. It’s such a pleasure to know you~and share this journey! Let’s keep flowing my friend. πŸ’›β€οΈπŸ’š

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  2. Exquisite beautiful is the entire poem and I just absolutely loved loved the concluding lines –

    He sees the glistening sea
    in her eyes
    and in his
    She sees the depths.

    Amazing feeling your poem is, an entire experience of what is available through pure nature and love itself.

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  3. Guuuurrrrrlllll Michele, you got me clutching my pearls once again! πŸ˜‰ ❀ πŸ‘πŸΌ πŸ’– This brought on a sudden explosion of heat πŸ”₯ πŸ₯΅ and I had to quickly pull out my folding fan:

    unspoken words turn to ash when they are drawn in
    to a body that pulses with the cosmos
    when he ignites the universe and splinters time
    like the god of thunder and sky

    It’s some kinda HOT in Arizona β˜€οΈ …and I don’t mean the desert heat either! 😲 ❀ πŸ€—

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    1. That is hilarious.πŸ˜‚ And brilliant. I will be an old lady typing steamy scenes while rocking on my front porch. I’ve never read any of her books or a Harlequin romance and writing love poems is a newly discovered interest. Never too old to learn new things, I guess. I do have some catching up to do… good thing I am a quick learner. πŸ€“ Laughter is a wonderful way to start the day, thanks. 🀣 Wishing you a happy and healthy week. 🌞

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      1. Poetpas

        Thank you. Writing about romance shouldn’t be too hard. If you have a bit of imagination the words should easily come to you. β€œIt was him that surprised her by turning up at her porch, and she was pleasantly surprised he had found her humble residence amidst the many cacti in her desolate and forsaken sandpit as the scorching temperatures melted her and her ice cream he had brought her but forgot to eat as she was frozen by the sudden appearance of this tall handsome bohemian….”
        Happy days to you too! Fonz

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      2. Not bad. You may have potential as a romance writer too… Western Romance, at least. Giddy-up! 🀠 🌡🍦 πŸ”₯🌞 Now I must find my fan and drink an iced beverage. πŸ˜‚ “Aaay” πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

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    1. Wow, Tony, that is a captivating and flowing intro! 🌊 Thank you so much for sharing! Yes, the journey of words and love are most certainly worthwhile journeys that elevate our human experience.πŸ₯° Enjoy your Sunday. 🌞

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  4. I just adore the romance in your poetry! It’s so soothing to read, and makes me fall in love all over again! The photos are equally gorgeous! Stay blessed dear❀πŸ₯°πŸ™πŸŒΉ

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    1. Thanks so much Miss Diana! Encouraging you to “fall in love all over again” is a heart expanding compliment, especially coming from you, someone so in tune with the world’s strongest force. πŸ’– Glad you enjoyed my photos – what a gorgeous sunrise that was! Best to you, always. πŸ’

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