Waiting By The Sea

February 1, 2020 at 10:53 pm (Avatar Speaks, Folklore, Life, love, Poetry, Romance) ()

Waiting By The Sea

Waiting by the sea
waits she
The time has come
The seagulls call
She approaches the ocean’s thrall
By the waves she hears the sirens’ call 

The sirens call for the one 
whose heart is a match for hers
Bareback on horse she rode without spurs
Wild and free was she
Wild and free like the sea

For most, inclining one’s heart can lead to captivity 
But not for she
She whose heart is like the sea

The sirens know who to call 
The one who will just accept her for being she
She whose heart was wild and free
And pulsates like the rising sea.

-A poem written by Christopher
Saturday February 1st
2020

57 Comments

  1. George F. said,

    Did I mention the mouse chewed on Akira’s toes and drew blood? No wonder Pan Goatee is always beheading those ugly blimps!! LOL!

  2. George F. said,

    Nice poem too. I’m always a sucker for those Siren calls.

  3. KRITIKA said,

    Lovely poem 👌

  4. Katherine said,

    Cute poem! 🙂

  5. janowrite said,

    I really liked it – ‘waiting by the sea’ works as a mantra, too….

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thanks, Jan.

      It can work as a mantra?

      Thanks for giving me the heads up.

      That way if I ever am walkng along the beach and see a bunch of people doing yoga by the shore, I won’t be too surprised if instead of chanting “Ommmm…”, they’re busy reciting my poem. 😂

  6. David Redpath said,

    I had to be tied to the mast
    whilst reading
    this most poetic post.
    Happily,
    no blocking of the ears
    for this Ulysses 😎
    Chris, this is
    a nautical masterpiece 🌅

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thank you so very much, David. 😀

      Being a lover of the sea as are you, I’m glad I’ve written a nautical masterpiece. 🌅

      • David Redpath said,

        When I get back to my cabin,
        I intend to reblog this post 🏴‍☠️
        But first I must flog a scurvy.
        naive currently tied to the mast
        (It’s OK Chris. It’s only Uncle Ernie.
        And for his favourite punishment
        he did nicely ask 😎)

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Thanks, David. 🙂

        Glad Uncle Ernie asked politely. 😎

  7. Jessica said,

    😭 So beautiful and touching. I as a person who love freedom more than anything is very touch of this wonderful poem. Even the photo seem to be glowing beautifully ❤

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Glad that this poem touched you in a beautiful way, Jessica. ❤

      Yes, it was the photo that inspired me to write this poem.

      It’s a photo of Q’orianka Kilcher who’s my favourite contemporary actress.

      6 months ago, I had never even heard of her.

      But then a friend and fellow blogger Judy wrote a review of the 2005 film The New World that I had never heard of before.

      The film was on the romance between Algonquian princess Pocahontas and the English captain John Smith.

      Q’orianka Kilcher played Pocahontas and Colin Farrell played Captain John Smith.

      I always found the story of Pocahontas and Captain John Smith so intriguing so I searched for the movie on YouTube.

      It was there but you had to pay to watch it.

      But there were quite a number of clips of scenes from the movie on YouTube so I watched them.

      And I was totally blown away by Q’orianka’s acting ability.

      She reminded me of the classical Hollywood actresses of the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s.

      Since 1960, there have actually been very few Hollywood stars who can actually act.

      Most got where they were in films since 1960 by either being pretty or sleeping with the right producer (that’s how Harvey Weinstein ended up making so many of today’s Hollywood female stars).

      But Q’orianka could actually act- she could through facial expression and her speech actually convey the emotions her character was feeling.

      I discovered that same day I was watching New World clips on YouTube a movie Q’orianka made back in 2009 called Princess Kailuani about the last Crown Princess of Hawaii who was named Kailuani.

      That entire film was available on YouTube.

      After watching it, I’d have to say Princess Kailuani is probably my favourite film made in the 21st Century, it was that good.

      I’d never heard of Crown Princess Kailuani of Hawaii prior to watching it.

      But Kailuani would have probably have been a phenomenally great leader if she had lived.

      But sadly she died young.

      I always knew Hawaii had been an independent kingdom prior to its forced annexation by the United States of America (and Americans always wonder why other countries hate them so much) but I never knew the annexation had happened so late in history- the 1890s.

      I always thought it happened much earlier.

      It was probably heartbreak at America’s annexation of her country that caused Kailuani to die young.

      Hawaii’s last Crown Princess died even before Hawaii’s last Queen did.

      Q’orianka should have won the Oscar for Best Actress that year.

      For a woman of her ability, she also should have landed a great deal more many roles (she does play a character on the TV show The Alienist – a role for which Q’orianka actually learned sign language in real life since the character she plays is deaf and dumb) but because she’s indigenous (being descended from the Incas of Peru), she doesn’t land many roles in today’s supposedly “inclusive” Hollywood.

      • Judy Kim said,

        So cool that you like Q’orianka Kilcher, I like her too and that you watched the New World (I love that movie) Terrance Malik the director is great. I also liked her in Princess Kailuani. So sad what happened to Hawaii. They deserve to have their country returned to them, it was illegally annexed for profit as always.
        Your poem is lovely and knowing that Kilcher inspired it makes it sweeter. Horses never needed spurs! Spurs are so cruel, they didn’t need shoe horses either despite what they say. If they needed them why didn’t nature include them? Saddles seem uncomfortable too, if a horse is kind enough to give you a ride, their comfort should be the priority. 🙂

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Thank you, Judy. 🙂

        Yes, I hope that someday Hawaii is returned to the Hawaiian people.

        Yes, I think one should be able to ride horses without loading them down with uncomfortable things.

        And it was interesting after I wrote that comment about Q’orianka Kilcher, I was reading a movie review someone wrote about a movie adaptation of a H.P. Lovecraft short story The Color of Space that’s being released this year.

        And apparently Q’ orianka Kilcher stars in it.

        As does Nicolas Cage.

        That should be quite the quirky combination -Nicolas Cage and H.P. Lovecraft.

        The thing that I always found interesting about Lovecraft is that he was a staunch atheist and materialist evolutionist yet he seemed to capture the personality of demons so well (calling them the Great Old Ones)

      • Judy Kim said,

        Synchronicity strikes again, that happens to me often, I’m talking about something and I see a reference to it nearly immediately! Sometimes it’s a bit scary in a mysterious way haha! The universe is such a stalker 😄.
        I’m interested in any film that stars Kilcher, I like that she doesn’t seem “Hollywood”. Nicholas Cage on the other hand… I guess I like that he changed his name from Coppola to Cage, and I liked some of his quirkier films. I like when he’s being funny vs serious.
        I haven’t read anything by Lovecraft, he has a cool name, wonder if it’s a pseudonym. He sounds a bit satanic though…the great old ones=demons? Yikes.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        H. P. Lovecraft was his real name.

        Sounds like he had an isolated life as a child.

        He grew up in his wealthy grandfather’s house.

        Where his grandfather inspired in him a love for the classics.

        He also told him strange horror tales when he was young for whatever reason.

        When his grandfather died and the estate was sold, Lovecraft and his mother moved to a small duplex.

        Sounded like he’s the quintessential nerd – introverted and obsssed with reading.

        Lovecraft lived in poverty most of his life as he didn’t earn much of a living writng for pulp magazines .

      • Judy Kim said,

        That’s even cooler that Lovecraft is his real name. He sounds tragic and romantic, the starving artist. Fairytales were very gruesome, I guess certain adults liked to frighten children, then and now, they never grew up.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, Lovecraft did seem to represent the tragic romantic starving artist.

        And as such, his works only really became popular and more widely distributed after his death.

        Like all true writers and artists, he did see the times to come.

        A world of science and technology but beneath the science and technology there still lurked malevolent creatures and monsters that were the Great Old Ones (entities that had existed long before the emergence of humanity).

      • Jessica said,

        Oh now I remember! I kept looking why the photo look familiar. The new world is my “To watch list” ever since I saw the trailer. Because same here, Pocahontas and John Smith has been my favorite love story (more than Romeo and Juliet if someone was to make confess)

        I also heard about how hard it is to get more roles in Hollywood if you’re a “woman of color” even if you’re award winner and has proven yourself. Lea Salonga got to train much harder than anyone to prove herself, and even if she has gather so many fans she still have it rough.

        It’s a shame really. Talent should be the one that matter most but the truth is many times background and skin color is also taken for considaration. Unfair 😦

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, it’s very unfair how they award roles in Hollywood. 🙁

        I’ve always preferred the love story of Pocahontas and Captain John Smith as well. ❤

  8. David Redpath said,

    Reblogged this on David Redpath and commented:
    “For never yet has any man rowed
    past this isle in his black ship until
    he has heard the sweet voice from
    our lips. Nay, he has joy of it, and
    goes his way a wiser man.”
    ~ Song of the Sirens

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thanks for the re-blog, David. 🙂

      I love that quote from Song of The Sirens that you used as an introductory quote to it. ❤

      • David Redpath said,

        Their singing may be euphoric 🧜‍♀️
        but beware their deceptive song.
        A poetic game of truth or dare ☠️

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Very true, David.

  9. Lia said,

    😭❤️🙏Such a beautiful poem… I tried to comment on David’s repost of it… but that kindest of scoundrels turned off comments, just as I was in the midst of planting those three very sincere emojis… likely so that they properly get planted here.

  10. Stella said,

    Beautiful poem!

  11. House of Heart said,

    Reblogged this on House of Heart.

  12. House of Heart said,

    Truly beautiful!

  13. Hyperion said,

    Chris, you stirred up quite the eloquence among your readers. Good job and a very nice poem and tribute to the young actress.

  14. Dawn Renee said,

    …well, everyone else covered everything to be typed…. so nevermind : ) you get the point

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Yes, this post certainly received a lot of comments. 🙂

      • Dawn Renee said,

        Carpal tunnel now…. Thanks all : )

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        I had to google that.

        I wonder if I get that a lot.

        I often have a tingling and a numbness in my hands and fingers.

      • Dawn Renee said,

        My understanding, it stems from particular muscle weaknesses or repetitive motions, such is a cause of ‘tennis elbow’, which I have – forced that punk elbow to heal to a level of functionality, not from tennis, but from a profession years ago. I was making a carpal joke on the repetitive scrolling I had to do to comment. I really hope you don’t have that.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        I hope I don’t have that either.

        It’s just now and again that I’ve noticed it.

  15. thereluctantpoet said,

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

  16. The Bubbly,Tipsy Mermaid (TIB) said,

    Calming.💦

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