Salt crusts from the sea-spray
rust iron railings
down in the Bay
Cling to my hair and face:
if you licked me, I’d taste of the sea
Dapple my eyes, send
salt, salt water raining
down my flushed cheeks, overwhelmed by joy
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Written for dVerse
Tonight, De hosts Quadrille, and has asked us to include the word ‘salt‘ in our 44-word poems. Inevitably, when I think of salt, I think of the sea!
That is almost crazily good, Ingrid…really delightful..what a light touch!
Thank you, Ain, you know I hate to over-season my poetry 🤣
Yes! Reminds me of the verse you wrote (write) about your beloved Lake District, how the tones are presented with the same touches…
The sea woos me, too, Ingrid. Always. Love this.
I just couldn’t resist a word which made me think of the sea 🌊
reading poems about licking people is not good at suppertime 🤣
😳 my bad 😅
I love that kind of salty cheeks… so joyful and sunny
Yes, it is invigorating to the senses, thank you!
wonderful visuals – can smell that sea air Aphrodite!
It always gives me a lift! Thank you Laura 😊
Ingrid your poem reminds of warm sunny afternoons on secluded beaches under the blankets. You’ve made blue salt here 😉
Thanks Lisa, glad you enjoyed 💙
Gorgeous poem, Ingrid!
Thanks Helen 😊
Oh, I love this! Delightful!
“if you licked me, I’d taste of the sea
like Aphrodite” 💙
Thanks Merril! 😅🌊
You’re welcome! 😊
Best ways to get a salty face!
i love the beach. this poem made me feel i was there.
How wonderful! Thank you 🙏
I wanted to smile with my eyes wide open 😃 first and then say, licking 😋 you sounded really just “like licking you 😅😊 Anyways, it’s a good poem with lots of cute meanings.
Pleased you enjoyed it, Lamittan!
Most welcome, Ingrid.
Have a good Monday.
Thank you Gillena! 💙
Truly loved this salt breezy beautiful ocean poem!
I am so glad you did, thank you!
you must have read my mind. all i want at the moment is a cuppa on the beach . ans all i get is a bad tech vibe. your poem is the closest i’m gettin.thank you for taking me along the ride.
I am glad you enjoyed this Rog!
You know how much I love micropoetry and this one is one of my favorites; it is simple yet so full of worldly imagery and scent!
Thank you, Jaya, this means a lot coming from you!
Beautiful brevity, Ingrid. Those iron railings, so vivid; but of course, you are infinitely lovelier than Aphrodite.
I couldn’t possibly vouch for that, but thank you 😅
A great poem, Ingrid! The sea, like the moon, draws us to it! Salt is helpful and can be destructive if not controllled.
Yes, it is both useful and damaging!
salt water raining
down my flushed cheeks,
overwhelmed by joy
Isn’t it fun to have a natural taste of the sea breeze more or less on human skin. Love it Ingrid!
Thank you Hank!
It’s always good to taste (of) the sea. (K)
It certainly is! 🙂
I like reading the first line of the second stanza as a command to the salt crusts. Beautiful photo and lovely imagery.
Nicely spotted: it can be read in two ways!
I love your nod to Hephaestus, Ingrid; with the ‘rust iron railings’
Aphrodite Dapple x
Always nodding to one god or(e) another, Nick! x
Ingots of gold! x
Marvelous poetry, Ingrid. Love this one.
Glad you enjoyed, Jeff, thank you! 🙏
This is stunning! Just gorgeous!
I love that sting and taste of salt, especially after a lovely day in the sun ☺️💕
Perfect, isn’t it? 😊
loved your poem Ingrid so fun and playful
“if you licked me, I’d taste of the sea
Maybe I got carried away by all that sea air! 😅 thanks Cindy ❤️🥰🙏
Somebody’s gotta do it!💕🙌🙌🙌
I have to admit that I’ve never considered licking a stranger before, Ingrid, but I guess we are friends… 😉
It was more of an observation than an invitation! 😅 glad you enjoyed the poem 😊
aww, shucks! 😉
Sometimes 80 or so people read these quadrilles…🤣
OOOOH – that would be a lot of licking!
What a wonderful love ode to sea! Love it, Ingrid. ❤️
Thank you Punam 🥰
I came Ingrid, I read, great work — but I am not well. Be back soon.
Do take care of yourself Rob 🙏
You put me right at the beach! And then mixed joyous salt water into the poem. Really nice.
I am glad you enjoyed! Thank you 🙏
Beautiful, Ingrid. A salty delicious poem.
Glad you liked it Dale 😊
I like this, its gentle rhythm.
Thank you Jane
A poem with flavour! I loved this 🙂
Glad you did, Veera, thank you 😊
Very nice! Beach mode 😁
This reminds me of old days.. 😊
Thank you: glad it took you back!
Tasting of the sea – lovely
Thanks Suzanne 😊
such a delightful ‘taste’ of the salty sea, now to go out and enjoy it!
Maybe once it stops raining 😅
lol same here, the rain is unreal … and now flooding 🙁
This is so refreshing! So wish I was at the sea right now lost in the spray.
It is a revitalizing experience!
Your joyous poem takes me back age nine, the first time I ever saw the ocean. <3 I remember leaping up and riding the waves at Virginia Beach. The salt-crusted skin and hair and the taste of salt are so vividly captured in your delightful poem, Ingrid! Sadly, I missed out on the sensual experience of someone else licking the salt from my skin! 🙂
Thank you, Cheryl! I don’t think I’ve ever experienced that either, but I know the taste from licking my top lip 😅 glad you enjoyed ❤️
This is wonderful Ingrid, so sensual!
Thank you Kate!
Tears of joy – the best kind.
“I’d taste of the sea
it’s one of those oh-so-obvious things that you need a poet to figure out.
Loved that. Reminds me of hot beaches and blue seas.
OMG!!! So so beautiful. Love… xoxo
Thank you 😊
So beautiful poem!
Sea perfection and beauty. It is my favorite place to be.
Mine too! Sea and mountains 😊
Thank you 🙏
Thank you 🙏
You are most welcome 💖