To Live By the Sea

The shimmering deep blue sea …

To live by the sea,

a dream I have had,

to wake and see –

the shimmering deep blue sea.


To run and shout,

with the gulls flying up high,

to wake with the early morning sun

and feel the sand cool beneath my feet.


To see the sea as the seasons change,

wondering where each wave has been,

it laps but for a moment on shore –

then swirls back into the sea.


Waves upon the sea,

can tell many tales,

they’ve been to so many places –

of beauty and wonder I’ve never seen.


Like a gull that sits upon the waves,

I’d like to rock upon the sea,

to feel the salt sea spray

and have it wash across my hands and feet.


To run toward waves in greeting

and search for seashells on the shore.

To listen to the music –

that the sea sings of to me.


To see the sea much calmer,

as evening shadows fall,

to watch the moon rise above

and show a silvery path across the water.


To listen in the dark,

as the waves lap against the shore,

to look toward the horizon –

waiting for the dawn.


To be by the sea,

in the winter when it is gray and angry,

to see how different it looks then

and wait for spring to see it smile again.


To find treasures washed ashore on the dunes,

climb upon a hill and watch the sea from above.

To hear the wind whistling through tall pines trees,

as the tops of the trees wave to the sea below.


To live by the sea,

feeling so very free,

to be one with the sun and the sand –

like a princess in a fantasy land.

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Rasma Raisters

I am a poet and writer. I write for many different sites online. I have two published books of poems on Amazon - Poetic Thoughts Fly and On the Wings of Love.

6 thoughts on “To Live By the Sea

  • November 2, 2017 at 6:19 PM

    Rasma, your lovely poem expresses how I feel about the sea. Your poem is delightful and enjoyable to read. Well done.

  • November 2, 2017 at 10:21 PM

    I once lived by the sea and it was beautiful, walking along the beach at sunrise, sunset and smelling that fresh sea air. I loved it. Your expression just makes me want to return. Lovely work Rasma.

  • November 3, 2017 at 6:11 AM

    I have always lived in the mountains and never by the sea I I can only imagine that the draw is one and the same. Enjoyed this piece very much Rasma.


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