“I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.”― Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek
Welcome to Weekly Scribblings! The sea is emotion made manifest. I believe its voice speaks to the soul and in return evokes memories. Observe as the white spume rushes into the darkness, come lets give ourselves a moment to reflect; the sea is everything.
Your challenge today is to write inspired by the sea. Feel free to explore its depths. Use it as a simile, or a metaphor, with the help of figurative language or even as a contrast.
We at Poets and Storytellers United accept both poems and prose pieces (i.e. stories, essays, articles) you may contribute more than one entry but remember to link before Friday 11 am as Mr.Linky closes at that time. Also, if you opt to write prose then please keep it to 369 words or fewer.
by Matthew Arnold
The sea is calm tonight.
The tide is full, the moon lies fair
Upon the straits; on the French coast the light
Gleams and is gone; the cliffs of England stand,
Glimmering and vast, out in the tranquil bay.
Come to the window, sweet is the night-air!
Only, from the long line of spray
Where the sea meets the moon-blanched land,
Listen! you hear the grating roar
Of pebbles which the waves draw back, and fling ...
The Sea Is History
by Derek Walcott
Sir, it is locked in them sea sands
out there past the reef's moiling shelf,
where the men-o'-war floated down;
strop on these goggles,
I'll guide you there myself.
It's all subtle and submarine,
through colonnades of coral,
past the gothic windows of sea fans
to where the crusty grouper, onyx-eyed,
blinks, weighted by its jewels ...
Good luck composing your masterpieces. I look forward to reading what you come up with. Also, enjoy this music video by Christina Perri. Have fun!💝