Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Poetry Tuesday: "Places I Have Heard the Ocean" by Faith Sherin



Places I Have Heard the Ocean

In a cat's throat, in a shell I hold
to my ear — though I'm told
this is the sound of my own
blood. I have heard the ocean
in the city: cars against
the beach of our street. Or in
the subway, waiting for a train
that carries me like a current.
In my bed: place of high and low
tide or in my daughter's skates,
rolling over the sidewalk.
Ocean in the trees when they
fill their heads with wind.
Ocean in the rise and fall:
lungs of everyone I love.

--Faith Sherin



(My great-nephew Turner!)

20 comments:

Out on the prairie said...

I listen for it all the time .I laugh when I notice a smell or feeling that takes me to thoughts of another place visited.

Catherine said...

Adorable photos here today! And such a sweet poem!
xo Catherine

Anne Gallagher said...

I hear the ocean everywhere if I listen hard enough. I lived on it for 30 years, and miss it terribly. An ache in my soul.

Beautiful Beautiful baby!

Madi and Mom said...

OH MY WORD you are pulling at my heart strings today with pictures of kitties and bubbly babies.
What a pretty poem
Hugs Madi and Mom

Old Kitty said...

Who is this little cutie???
Awwww!
Take care
x

Shelly said...

I would love to get to sit with you some day and talk about poetry. How wonderful that would be-

SueAnn said...

Yes and yes! Beautiful
Hugs
SueAnn

Teresa Evangeline said...

This is beautiful, and the images, too.

Linda said...

The photo of the cat is wonderful. And the little sweetie at the end of the post...too precious.

Daisy said...

Lovely poem. I could use some ocean sounds right now. :)

Super cute little guy in the photo.

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

So ready to hear the ocean! Thanks for the reminder to listen for it right now. Happy Tuesday! ☺

PS...What an ADORABLE little man!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Very nice poem today, Betty!

Ms. A said...

I imagine I hear the ocean every time I hear the seagulls outside.

Love header and cute, cute great-nephew!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Beautiful poem and beautiful little guy.

jenny_o said...

Nice poem and pictures!

How is your cat's diet coming along? If you feel like filling us in some day, I for one would be happy to hear how it's going :)

Baby Sister said...

Love the poem, and that little guy is adorable!!

faye said...

nice poem and the photos are
sooo sweet.. and I am not even a cat person.. the lil guy is
cute enough to take home.!

LittleSilkDress said...

What a precious little man, Betty! He has an infectious smile :).

I moved my blog and am trying to write more while I'm still on maternity leave. livingandlovingtoday.blogspot.com.

BECKY said...

What an adorable little guy! And I love that poem. It's really beautiful.

Pat Tillett said...

Great poem and what cuties (both of them).