Vast is the Ocean

A Poem By Libby // 1/9/2018

Vast is the ocean
Singing its song
Roaring and free.
Lulled by its motion
Ringing along
Silently.

I catch the waves
Slapping the sand
Washing me clean.
My soul, thirsty, craves
This peaceful land
It’s beauty to glean.

Blue is the sky
Soft are the clouds
Drifting up there.
Rest draweth nigh,
Sleep now enshrouds
Every care.

All is silence.

Comments

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Libby, this is gorgeous.

Vast is the ocean
Singing its song

I love your use of the word "singing" here.
I catch the waves
...
Washing me clean

I could be interpreting this wrong, but my mental image is the vastness of Christ's love washing over us and making us clean.
All is silence
Perfect ending. Such a peaceful note. Keep writing, lovely girl. Your works are such treasures of beauty and deep truths. <3

Damaris Ann | Tue, 01/09/2018

God uses the milestones as stepping stones to bring us closer to Him. We may not see it in the moment, but we can always look back and see the memorials of His love in the crumbles of our stumbling blocks.

Beautiful...

You've done it again, Libby! :)

I like how serene this poem is. I think you helped capture the mood with the short lines and the consistent rhyme. It's a very peaceful poem. It makes one to feel that, after being out at sea for a long time in a very small boat, he has finally found the land he seeks, and he can now rest. :)

James | Wed, 01/10/2018

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"The idea that we should approach science without a philosophy is itself a philosophy... and a bad one, because it is self-refuting." -- Dr. Jason Lisle

Your comments are so nice;

Your comments are so nice; thank you so much. I love the insights you both gave about the piece, and leave the rest of interpretation up to your mind's eye.

Libby | Wed, 01/10/2018

“The gospel alone is the power of God unto salvation.
Therefore, suffer, yes. Be misunderstood, yes. Be shamed, yes. But do not be ashamed. For the joy set before you, take up your cross, follow Jesus, be shamed and despise the shame!" -- John Piper

All I could imagine is an

All I could imagine is an elderly man whispering this on a gloomy, chilly, yet invigoratingly peaceful beach...
My mind goes everywhere when I read poetry. Is that bad? ;) :)
Ah, Libby, whenever I ready your poetry, I'm taken someplace. I don't always know where I'm going but it's always somewhere beautiful.

Madalyn Clare | Wed, 01/10/2018

"To live is to love with the passion of a thousand stars. To love is to live despite the pain of a thousand scars. Anything in between is a passing shadow." ~Michael Joseph Murano

Thank you, Madalyn. Your

Thank you, Madalyn. Your comment is so encouraging! :)

Libby | Wed, 01/10/2018

“The gospel alone is the power of God unto salvation.
Therefore, suffer, yes. Be misunderstood, yes. Be shamed, yes. But do not be ashamed. For the joy set before you, take up your cross, follow Jesus, be shamed and despise the shame!" -- John Piper

I love this; the rhyme scheme

I love this; the rhyme scheme feels like waves rocking in and out, which made the words themselves that much more impactful. Very nice job!

AmandaMR | Wed, 02/28/2018

"Come, travel with me in dreams far, far beyond the range of the possible and the known." ~Charles Baudelaire

Thank you. Yes, it's really

Thank you.
Yes, it's really neat how the rhyme scheme plays such a part in poetry. If well done, it makes it come alive in ways that words alone can't affect.

Libby | Sat, 03/03/2018

“The gospel alone is the power of God unto salvation.
Therefore, suffer, yes. Be misunderstood, yes. Be shamed, yes. But do not be ashamed. For the joy set before you, take up your cross, follow Jesus, be shamed and despise the shame!" -- John Piper

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