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National Poetry Day Message Poem of the Day – Each Day the Sea Writes

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A fabulous poem of the day from Bruce Black, from Sarasota, Florida:

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Each Day the Sea Writes

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Each day the sea writes lines

On the edge of the sand, and clouds

Draw messages in the sky, and laughing

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Gulls swoop and swirl and plead while

Sandhill cranes raise their beaks high

To cry, and ospreys circle, screeching,

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And hawks, wings spread wide, shriek, and

Mockingbirds, robins, and cardinals sing

Their appeal to get your attention—

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(and you can hear, too, the rusty-hinged

protest of the Great blue heron), and dolphins,

leaping, dance in unison to make their point,

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And manatees—those graceful sea cows—frolic

Near the surface, trying to send the same message

To all of us gazing in awe at the beauty of the world:

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Keep our water clean and our air

clear for as long as waves wash the sand

and clouds touch the sky.

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© Bruce Black

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Poem © Bruce Black

Image © Jack Flanagan on Flikr by Creative Commons License

2 Comments

  1. Thanks so much, Liz, for sharing the poem. It’s an honor to be part of the project.

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    • My pleasure, and thank you for sending a poem in!

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