Saturday Shorts – Her Cottage by the Sea

Looking through my beach photos from Florence, Oregon turned my attention toward my Her Cottage by the Sea poems (links below). I am sharing a few excerpts from those poems, in the form of “shorts.” Those sensual poems, written last year, were inspired by my poem, “a Writer’s Dream.” 🌊

Her Cottage by the Sea (1), Her Cottage by the Sea (2), Her Cottage by the Sea (3)

Book project update: I completed my second book draft while in Oregon. πŸŽ‰ My updated draft is now with my editor, who will need a few weeks to complete a second read. Another page turned in my birthing a book journey! Thank you for visiting and reading! Be well. πŸ’—Michele

Photos: all mine except those with me; those were taken by my friend Patricia and a nice lady at the coffee shop

Β© 2022 Michele Lee Sefton

96 thoughts on “Saturday Shorts – Her Cottage by the Sea

      1. “A morning spent tracing curves
        With slow and deliberate fingertips
        They release a power that contradicts…”

        Fantastic opening lines Michelle, really sets the tone! πŸ˜πŸ‘ Very sensual like you mention in the poem and evocative too! πŸ˜πŸ‘ Delighted that your book editing is progressing nicely! πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  1. Such a treat at the beach, in the sun and the sand. Old friends, new memories – with camera in hand! Yes, I recall your lovely words of love! πŸ’“ Not something one can easily forget, unlike the date of a birthday…whoops, my bad. Happy (belated) Birthday, beautiful Michele! 🌞🌹

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    1. Those are some fine lines, photographer Phil. Thank you. πŸ™πŸ» No “whoops” necessary. I did not write a birthday reflection this year, but I appreciate you remembering. You must have a master birthday calendar for bloggers. πŸ˜† Enjoy your weekend! 🌞

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  2. Her cottage by the sea is a beautiful video πŸŒ·πŸ™πŸ‘πŸ»first of all awesome nature , the roaring ocean waves ,
    Your and friend’s gorgeous photo and the written explanation ,then such a wonderful song to hear are
    all marvellous πŸ‘ŒπŸŒ·πŸŒŠ Thank you for sharing πŸŒ·πŸ™β™₯️🌷

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  3. I love all of the experts, the first one of which resonates with me most deeply. The cadence, flow of words, and your language choices remind me of the sea. So beautiful, Michele. I’m so happy to read about the progress with your book too. Wonderful! βœ¨πŸ’–πŸŒ³

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      1. You’re welcome, Michele. πŸ’– It’s always my pleasure. I’m excited for you, and to read your book. 😊🌳 Have a lovely remainder of your Saturday, and coming Sunday!

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  4. Oh how brilliantly beautiful and serene Michele my Belle. Amazing and breathtaking photos to complement your soul-stirring poetry. πŸ“· Love it girlfriend. πŸ₯°πŸ’–πŸ˜ As always, another great production my dancing partna’! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ Have a FANtabulous day my friend. πŸŒžπŸ’–πŸ₯³

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    1. A poetic and photographic “production.” Love that! Thank you so much, Kymbelina. 🧚🏽 A beautiful place that was hard to leave! Hard to leave those poems, too. They needed a revisit. 😁 Wishing you a happy and healthy week. πŸ˜ŽπŸ’—

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      1. You go my creative dancing queen and you are so welcome. πŸ’ƒπŸΌ You can do anything you want! You have a FANtabulous week as well my dear. Hugs and smooches. πŸ₯°πŸ’‹πŸ˜πŸŒΊπŸ˜˜

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  5. so beautiful , thanks for taking us on the journey through words… πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ˜ŠπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ™πŸΏπŸ™πŸ»

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  6. Your post is again so beautiful and full of atmosphere, Michele. 🌊🌊🌊 I like the lovely, sensitive poems that are full of sensitivity and soul. And then the video: A beautiful song that touches my heart. πŸ’– Thank You, Michele!

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    1. “full of atmosphere” – Love that, Rosie! Thank you! I do love my Cottage poems. πŸ₯° I also love your description of them. I am glad you like my music share – it doesn’t quite fit, but I was moved to share it. πŸ’– Best to you, Artist Rosie!

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