Away From Home


an ache for

the gentle

lapping tide

that comes

with salt, soft air


and the humming soothe

of dim, grey sky–


to let her hair


free and shimmering,

gliding in kelp,

churning in the warm

plunge and lift

of the eternal voice!

15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. nelle
    Nov 19, 2012 @ 13:14:50

    Sounds quite spirit cleansing and rejuvenating. The things the sea can do to inspire us. We may live on land, but we know water feeds our soul. The overwhelming fades into the horizon while the possible washes in with the tide.

    Nice work, as always.


  2. Susan L Daniels
    Nov 19, 2012 @ 13:56:37

    Jennifer–I so love this, so full of grace and peace. “humming soothe” is just beautiful, too!


  3. tsena
    Nov 19, 2012 @ 15:50:06

    i like this line: “and the humming soothe
    of dim, grey sky”
    a certain peace in loneliness…


  4. carolisle
    Nov 19, 2012 @ 16:21:31

    gliding in kelp one of the favorite things I’ve ever done, magical!


  5. lily
    Nov 19, 2012 @ 21:56:09

    Beautiful, and an elemental journey. It is nice to see you and your poetry, Jennifer! Hope you are well. ~ Lily


  6. renokingswordsnpoetry
    Nov 20, 2012 @ 05:49:06



  7. readinpleasure
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 00:18:26

    It’s been a while, Jennifer. Hope all is well with you. Beautiful poetry. 🙂


  8. Worldly Winds
    Nov 22, 2012 @ 06:19:04

    Hi I hope you don’t mind – but I have nominated you for ‘The Blog of the Year Award 2012’. The details are on my page at
    If you do not participate in the awards system then I apologise for inconveniencing you – and please feel free to accept or decline as you wish. I just wanted to say thank you for following my ramblings and thank you for inspiring me with your work! Alex 🙂


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