Monday, December 15, 2008

What I'm Longing For for Poetry Train


It isn't even winter yet but I'm sick of it already!
In 1991-92 we spent the winter in Hawaii and I'm "home"sick for it.
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I long for the house
we rented on Papailoa Drive
in Haleiwa, Hawaii
one winter.

I long for the front
windows full
of ocean like
television screens.

I long for the layers
of lacy waves
splashing on my
legs as I walked.

I long for a winter
with no responsibilities,
just one day of heaven
after another.

I long for one more
chance to appreciate
the miracle of
living by the sea.

11 comments:

Annamari said...

don't mention it. I almost feel like taking a full week of vacation in January and go to warmer places...

and see "layers of lacy waves"-nice put.

Julia Smith said...

Ooo...this is heavenly. Especially:

'I long for the layers
of lacy waves
splashing on my
legs as I walked.'

I live near the ocean here in Halifax - that's a perfect description. Something I used to long for when I lived in Toronto.

Giggles said...

Here's to wishing you a trip to Hawaii! Definitely gave us the feel for it! I love the ocean, live no more than 20 minutes in a few directions from it. Unfortunately it's pretty cold this time of year! But I still love it and go there for Peace!

Hugs Giggles

paisley said...

winter here is gray and rainy,,, but with a simple 8 mile drive i am at the ocean,, but its a man eater out here so i just look at it from the car!!!!!

gautami tripathy said...

I long for so many things. Sometimes I feel guilty about feeling dissatisfied.

I loved this.

mundane meanderings

Jo said...

Sounds like a good place to be right about now.

sister AE said...

I'm thinking perhaps you should call this poem "winterlong"?

gel said...

Your yearnings come through vividly- well done. "Layers of lacy waves"

(I long just to be able to visit Hawaii once! and I long to live by the beach all the time.)

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