Salinity #quadrille #dVerse

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
like Aphrodite

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!

108 thoughts on “Salinity #quadrille #dVerse

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      1. Yes! Reminds me of the verse you wrote (write) about your beloved Lake District, how the tones are presented with the same touches…

  1. I wanted to smile with my eyes wide open πŸ˜ƒ first and then say, licking πŸ˜‹ you sounded really just “like licking you πŸ˜…πŸ˜Š Anyways, it’s a good poem with lots of cute meanings.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

    Hank

  4. 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! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, Cheryl! I don’t think I’ve ever experienced that either, but I know the taste from licking my top lip πŸ˜… glad you enjoyed ❀️

  5. “I’d taste of the sea
    like Aphrodite’

    it’s one of those oh-so-obvious things that you need a poet to figure out.

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