大海之恬美 Beauty and 1)Serenity of the Ocean
Whenever I feel the need for peaceful surroundings, or a relaxing place,
I wander to the beach to listen to the waves 2)cascading along the shoreline
in all their grace. Even though the waves are thundering
up and down the coast with all the fury they can 3)muster,
I feel at peace just watching the sea water slap
against the sand pebbles, 4)tossing them about in a 5)fluster.
Maybe it's because of the 6)turmoil I am in when
I seek the serenity of those sounds, for it helps to calm me,
Or that I just love the 7)swishing, 8)swashing of the
ocean waves and the breezes that are so 9)balmy.
I only know that the waves bring me peaceful joy,
an awesome feeling for the force which they have upon the beach,
As they wash up driftwood and 10)debris, settling the
sand back down for us to enjoy within our reach.
I watch the seagulls soaring in the air, the sandpipers
running to get away from the water as it splashes and 11)churns,
The uncovered sand crabs 12)scuttle to hide themselves
once more, for fear of being eaten by the terns.
I see the pelicans with their beaks full of fish
gathered from the ever 13)pulsating watery waves
And I often wonder what is going on in the vast
14)array of mysterious underwater caves.
As I look out at the horizon I see some floating ships,
like castles on the water so icy blue,
And all the fishing boats 15)bouncing along,
hoping for a full net of fish or two,
I marvel at the dolphins jumping in the fishing boats quake
looking for an enjoyable dish,
For I am reminded that the ocean is full
of different species of animals and fish.
And then I hear “16)Thar she blows!”
as someone begins to jump and shout,
for there on the surface of the 17)frosty ocean
I can see a great whale's 18)waterspout,
19)Gushing into the breezy air and floating back into
the water so cold and so dark,
Which reminds me of the 20)geyser “21)Old Faithful” in Yellowstone Park.
I spy a sea otter tapping his chest with a rock,
trying to open the clam, oyster or abalone that
he captured for a delicious feed, and then 22)frolicking
once more amongst the many 23)patches of sea weed.
I watch the people 24)sunning themselves, some 25)strolling
on the beach looking for that precious 26)sand dollar or 27)conch shell,
To put to their ears and hear the ocean which
will remind them of the beach stories to tell.
I can't help notice the children flying kites
while running in and out of the beating waves, wanting more,
And the dedicated surfers trying to find the biggest
wave so they can ride it back to the shore.
But my favorite time is when everyone has gone home
and I am alone and just as the sun begins to set 28)anew.
I see the beautiful colors of the rainbow in the sky
and the now calm ocean receding so it can have its rest too.
The serenity and peace of the ocean
is a 29)wondrous thing to behold,
Much more precious than the 30)gems so 31)coveted
and covered in silver and gold.
So when you need time out to get away from your burdens
and are in need of the 32)tranquility,
Won't you come to the ocean and sit and watch it with me?