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Monday, 19 August 2013

The Release

Image: Elana Kalis

Not drowning, but waving;
the peace she was craving,
at last she has found.

She greets the deep ocean,
overcome by emotion,
her hair all unbound.

The sea’s rhythm calming,
prevents further harming,
relaxed by its sound.

Embrace all-enfolding,
her earthly form holding,
caresses abound.

The salt-balm of healing,
increases the feeling,
of love all around.

© Marilyn Brindley

Taking part in Tess Kincaids' weekly call The Mag where we are encourage to hone our craft. Join us to see what other writers have made of the prompt.


  1. flows lovely...like singing someone to sleep. and yes sea is calming...

  2. All hail the gerund. Beautiful structure; beautiful rhyming; beautiful period.

  3. I could easily ebb away to this.......

  4. We never lose the deep lure of water, warm salty fluid ... the place we lived before we were born.

  5. I too can catch the sounds of her life skipping across the way, and flowing ever free between each new wave.

  6. Floating, swimming under water, relaxing... it is truly magical. As are these words. I have yet to figure out what I want to do with this week's Mag prompt! Nicely done.

  7. I love the gently waving flow of the poem, how beautiful and peaceful this is!

  8. I agree with Helen.
    Lovely dreamy words Marilyn.
    Anna :o]

  9. Beautiful Ondine , gday Nell....

  10. Lovely rhyme scheme and lovely poem.

  11. well done...thanks for sharing this

  12. Great, rhythm and rhyme here.

    Really enjoyed this.


  13. What a peaceful, waving feeling...