Messages from the Sea

listen intently
inhale, exhale, feel the calm
your soul will thank you

secrets ride the waves
ebbing, flowing in turquoise
we are not privy

whispers in the surf
ambiguous to discern
relish in their song

Β© Lauren Scott, – All rights reserved.
Photo taken along California coast near Carmel.

74 thoughts on “Messages from the Sea

      1. You’re welcome, Lauren. Portland Head Light is probably the most iconic of the Maine lighthouses. It has a museum in the former lighthouse keeper’s house.

  1. I remember my first crossing of the US by car from east coast to the Pacific and glimpsing the Pacific Ocean facing west in California. It was an unusual experience watching the sun sink over the Pacific when I was used from childhood to watching the sun rise over the South Pacific Ocean near my home. In my childhood years I can remember how great it was to sleep by the ocean and be lulled to sleep by the gentle waves at night.

      1. I sometimes wonder if that’s because it’s our primordial home. We are still made of salt water and the rhythm of the waves is echoed in our heartbeat. Our bodies remember.

    1. Thanks so much, Yvette! I love how my poem connected you with your love of the ocean. I’ll look up your poem too. And I tried to follow you, but it would only take my personal email which I don’t use for blogging. If there’s a way for me to use my blogging email, let me know. I’d like to make this work. πŸ™‚

    1. I’m so glad you like these memories, Marie. The sea is so soothing, listening to the waves, sinking our toes in the sand. Thanks for your wonderful words and for joining me on the beach. Hugs and love to you! ❀️🐬

  2. Very inspiring poem written by you dear friend β€˜Messages from the sea β€˜ and
    the lines are very marvellous πŸŒΉπŸ™βœοΈThe sea shore and the calm waves 🌊
    So awesome and beauty of nature gorgeous πŸ‘πŸ»β™₯️thank you for sharing πŸ‘πŸ˜

      1. Yes I completely agree with you Lauren. I go three to four days to this park in the evening and it near the ocean. It is so beautiful to be walking and getting the cool breeze and lovely trees feels so awesome and beautiful. Always welcome dear.

      2. The park sounds like a lovely place, Kamal. Very calming for the soul. There are two parks near us that we frequent often. The drive doesn’t take long, but when we arrive, it’s as though we’re in another world, a magical world. πŸ₯°

  3. I love the Carmel area, Lauren, including Monterey Bay and Big Sur. I’ve spent many a happy day hanging out on the beautiful beaches and watching/listening to the waves roll in, or feeling awe from a powerful winter storm, or being amused by sea otters, or impressed (really impressed) by a whale breaching a hundred yards off the shore. I made my first journeys down there in the 60s and have been going back ever since. Along with Pt, Reyes, it is my favorite part of California’s magnificent coast. Thank you for bringing it back to me with your lovely poem. –Curt

  4. Same wavelength as the great Rumi. He said, the breeze at dawn has secrets to tell. Don’t go back to sleep.
    I love the sounds of the waves. When the seas are very rough that sound is bigger than anything I know. I bow (figuratively) and always reverently.
    The secrets/messages/whispers from the sea are life changing.
    Thanks for this gem. Xo

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