Pacific Days

Poem By Tom Billsborough

Washing the barrier reef, the Coral sea,
Brings fresh nutrients to the coral blooms,
Chrysanthemums in splendour
Where fishes of deep orange, blue
Wide banded black and yellow
Flit without collision
Gingerly for shelter
From sharp marauding sharks,
Whilst dark brown turtles hover over them
Like passive guardian angels or dispassionate stars.
The shallow water here is a pale azure
The deeper cobalt merging into indigo
And stays so colour fast for a thousand
Miles and more as we sweep eastwards
To azure once again,
The pale waters and white shores of Vanuatu.
The vast Pacific now begins,
Wide as lovers' smiles, relays our dreams
Past islands with evocative names
Fiji, Tonga, Tahiti and Tuamotu
Avoiding the doldrums of our days
And finally to Chile and Peru.

The earth is mostly water. So are we.
Our nutrients flow round us too,
As those awash within the Coral sea.

Comments about Pacific Days

The shallow water here is a pale azure The deeper cobalt merging into indigo And stays so colour fast for a thousand Miles and more as we sweep eastwards The seas of the West have a deeper, lovely azure shade You have painted a beautiful seascape as if you have seen all those underwater sights with the eyes of a scuba diver! I too have a great fascination for the sea! Lovely write, Tom
This is a great poem. It is almost if you were there by the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea. Well done, my friend! I can't believe you said it is just a dream. You must have been there in the Great Pacific. I can see you looking down into the deep blue sea, or perhaps immersed in a bathyscape.
i didn't say much the first time around, did i? to MyPoemList and to April 2017's showcase for PH poets, if you don't complain! ! favorite lines: The earth is mostly water. So are we. Our nutrients flow round us too, As those awash within the Coral sea. topic: peace ..............yes, if you avoid the sharks. bri let me know if you don't want me to use it.
I lost myself in your poetic painting again tonight, absolutely delightful. I know I commented before but i found myself reading it again tonight Tom. Wonderful! ! ! !
Nice write about Nature, thank you. Sir.


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