Tuesday 16 August 2011

Beyond The Beach.

Tranquil seas, beyond the trees, immerse me with fond memories.  

I love to the see the beauty
The beauty in the sea
Where the waves roll in
And the waves roll out.

As the tides of change
Flow through my mind
I am one with the sea
And the sea is me.


  1. What a beautiful, serene setting.

  2. The source of life. water. fitting.

  3. Very nice... thx, I enjoyed it.

  4. Dear Gary,
    Wow, a poem! And one which, by the way, I like very much.
    It kind of reminds me of a little ditty by Pablo Neruda, which begins, "When I see the sea once more/ will the sea have seen or not seen me?"
    It would be nice to know where these pictures were taken. Where are you, Gary, my hirsute friend?
    With Very Best Wishes,

  5. So beautiful. Thanks, Gary. I needed that.

  6. Hi Gary .. lovely pictures .. looks a little like Cornwall - fern fronds, the colours .. but I'm sure it's bonny Wales ..

    Lovely poem too .. the waves roll in, and the waves roll out .. forever more ..

    Great thoughts - cheers Hilary

  7. The sea is indeed you!! Sublime! Take care

  8. Hi Gary. What I admire in you is the way you are able to rise from any set-back or low point and come up with something so positive and life-affirming as this post.
    It's really therapeutic, for me at least, to drift away to the sea in lovely calm thoughts.
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  9. Warm greetings, Delores, R. Jacob, Jeff, David, Joylene, Hilary, Old Kitty and bazza.
    Thank you for such uplifting comments and immersing yourselves in the tranquil, reflective ambience.
    In answer to the question as to where it is, I can confirm that is the coastline near Cardigan, Wales. If you click on the photos, they will enlarge. The second photo, once clicked upon, informs you of the location.
    Thanks again and may you have a peaceful, hopeful day.
    In kindness and warm wishes, your way, Gary

  10. I love being at the sea too, the smell of salty seawater and soft sand and gentle breeze - it is all oh so calming. The sea is such an inspiring subject for poetry and yours is lovely. :)

  11. Hi Penny .. that old master of yours must think us southerners are intelligent .. that lady that sort of keeps an eye on me .. can't think to click through - much too much like hard work .. her calloused hands from so much touch typing and cleaning out my bird baths - - another click -- she thinks again.

    Great pictures though .. cheers Gull and the old girl Hilary

  12. Hi Gary,
    Lovely photos of a beautiful setting! Lots of happy memories on a beach or along the coast, hopefully you have lots too!
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  13. Gary, I would make a comment but you have done the inconceivable. You have left me speechless. It is so nice to see you have so many facets to you. :)

  14. Hi Shanaz,
    Yes, the sea can be so soothing. I drift back to those magical seaside moments and I'm transported to a happy and hopeful place.
    Thank you, my dear friend :)

  15. Hi Hilary,
    Well, Gary is actually a southerner, y'all. Whoops, that would be the wrong south. I mean Gary comes from southern England :)
    I know that the "old master" thought it might take away from the ambience he was trying to create if he put, 'click to enlarge' on the photos. I know that the photos fill up the entire computer screen. This might surprise you, but I particularly like the photos of me, yes me, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star.
    And please, don't let some 'turkey' steal the limelight from you. I think you are one gull of a bird.
    And, can you tell Hilary that it was very neat of her to realise, even without clicking on the photos, that it was indeed, Wales. Although you, being a herring gull, may have seen a few whales in your time.
    Pawsitive wishes and feathery thoughts, your way, Penny :)

  16. Hi John,
    Thank you and that's quite the compliment coming from a fantastic photographer such as you.
    Indeed, I too have lots of happy memories on the beach. A most positive focus :)
    Cheers, Gary

  17. Hi Heather,
    Thank you for not leaving a comment. LOL eh.
    Seriously, I appreciate you noticing my various facets. And I'm speechless that I left you speechless :)
    Take care, Gary

  18. I've always loved those broad, infinite horizontal lines. Lovely to be reminded.

  19. Lovely pictures. I'm sitting by myself in my office, everyone else is off, it's very quiet. Next door are chatting and laughing so I'm reading blogs to make up for the lack of social interaction.

  20. Hi Susan,
    Absolutely. And I'm very pleased this instilled a reminder.
    With respect and calm thoughts, your way, Gary

  21. Hi Mrs Midnite,
    I'm really heartened you liked the photos. May you have been absorbed reading and viewing some wonderful blogs that embrace the ethos of social interaction.
    Wishing you peaceful thoughts, Gary :)

  22. Beyond beautiful :) Now I want to visit the seashores of Whales!

  23. Hey Kim,
    It is indeed. I think that would be a dream come true to have you visit the seashores of Wales :)

  24. Lovely! Water is so soothing and healing and beautiful!

  25. hi mr gary! cool poem and neat pictures. i love the sounds of waves even the crashing ones.
    ...hugs from lenny

  26. Very nice. The sea is easy to love.

  27. Hey Jemi,
    It most surely is. I often feel beckoned by the sea and its alluring, enchanting call.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Gary :)

  28. Hey Lenny!
    Thanks, my young buddy :) Oh, I so know what you mean about the sounds of the waves.
    Have an awesome weekend.
    Hugs and smiles from Mr. Gary and Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star :)

  29. Hi Jean,
    Ah yes, I love to see the beauty; the beauty in the sea....
    Thanks Jean and have a most peaceful weekend.

  30. Beautiful. Like the poetry in the pictures and words :O)

  31. Hi Madeleine,
    Wow, thank you. Coming from a much adored poet, such as your good self, that's quite the compliment :)
    Have a great weekend.


I do try to comment back to each commenter individually. However, I might have to shorten my replies or give a group thank you. That way, I can spend more time commenting on your blogs. Thank you and peace, my friend.