Oceans of Eyes

Leaning into the afternoons I cast my sad nets

towards your oceanic eyes.

There in the highest blaze my solitude lengthens and flames,
its arms turning like a drowning man's

I send out red signals across your absent eyes

that smell like the sea or the beach by a lighthouse.

You keep only darkness, my distant female,
from your regard sometimes the coast of dread emerges.
Leaning into the afternoons I fling my sad nets
to that sea that is thrashed by your oceanic eyes.

The birds of night peck at the first stars

that flash like my soul when I love you.

The night gallops on its shadowy sea shedding blue tassels over it's peaks.

{Go Forth and Live Responsibly}
 sea, surf, summer, and amore

poem; Pablo Neruda 1924-1973 (last line changed)


Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Deb:
The modern romantic novel has just been usurped!

What a beautiful tapestry you stitch here of word and image, just as two lives are woven into one.

Happy summer days!!

Christy said...

Gorgeous. Sending you positive thoughts all the time Deb! Hope your summer is grand!

Splendid Sass said...

Wow! You had me in a trance there! Such beautiful words to accompany these images.

flwrjane said...

My. That was a beautiful surprise.

You are a blogger of enchantment.

xo Jane

My Dog-Eared Pages said...

Wow Dear Deb... wonderfully poetic. I love this and will read it again, and cast my nets. OX

The enchanted home said...

Love this...and love how pictures have the power to take you away to a special and wonderful place. Thanks, I needed that!!

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Splenderosa said...

Deb, this was NOT at all your usual witty post, therefore, I had to read it 2X's to make certain I understood.
Now, I'm not certain I understand.
Casting nets of sadness is making me feel sad.

katiedid said...

Lovely! I want to just sit here and be in it. Thanks for the little virtual break.

And hope you do mind if I have linked you to my blog!

Jamie Herzlinger said...

I just found your blog and have a totally new favorite!
I love your style, great post! I look forward to more!
Kind regards,
Jamie Herzlinger

Unknown said...

You've found perfect, timeless images to illustrate this poem. Really dream-like...or maybe hypnotic???

Lisa Porter said...

Just what I needed. Thank you, thank you dear friend.
xo Lisa

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I need to get to a beach.

Shelley said...

Really beautiful. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful :D, now if only that could be put into cookie form LOL
*kisses* HH

quintessence said...

So beautiful - in words and photos. Hope you're not feeling quite so wistful as the mood and it's just the romantic mode that's swept you away!

goodniteirene.wordpress.com said...

hands down my favorite d.t. post ever.
i and do love my deb-wit, but this was delicious.
re-read it four times, and going in for fifth-sies.
so good.

Renae Moore said...

Your talent overwhelms me.

Karena said...

Deb your post are becoming more and more soulful. You are creating such mood with your words and images...

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Jg. for FatScribe said...

outstanding, my friend. truly. when we're "going through it," (whatever that may be) wonderful thoughts and words and expressions and expressive creativity pour forth ... you have them all in spades, Deb. you captured summer and yearning so thoughtfully.


Brillante Interiors said...

So romantic, beautiful images. Ah! to fall in love again...

Notes From ABroad said...

Ahhh ! I just loved this !
so touching, so romantic and very moody.
besos !

Renée Finberg said...

talk about amazing....
you are!


helen tilston said...

This is truly beautiful. You spoke so loudly yet used few words.
To a summer of goodness
Helen Tilston

red ticking said...

i agree with renae and renee!!!!!
you are one special lady.... xoxoxoxoxoxo

Janet said...


24 Corners said...

I had to pull myself back from all the hypnotic beauty just so I could leave this comment...I'm going to dive right back in afterwards and let the sun, waves, and poetry float me away again to the breezy realm you've created here...just beautiful Deb.
The sea and love mingle so beautifully together...
xo J~

Rattus Scribus said...

Dear Deb,
It's hard to go wrong with Neruda, and the pictures you chose are beautiful. Thank you for visiting Rattus & Tea in their latest adventure.

Have a great 4th of July weekend.


Beadboard UpCountry said...

Fabulous post..... Makes me want to just jump in that water......Hope you are keeping cool and have a great weekend xo Maryanne & Robes

vicki archer said...

Lots to think about here Deb....a beautiful and thought provoking post....xv

Chicago Chic said...

This is truly beautiful. It kinda left me dreaming and melancholy at the same time... actually fed exactly what I was needing today. Thank you and I hope you are enjoying the sea at this moment yourself...


Erica said...

wonderfully poetic. Sending you positive thoughts all the time!

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