Status: 'beyond the sea, beyond the sea, my heart is gone, far, far from me;and ever on its track will flee my thoughts, my dreams, beyond the sea.' (4 days ago)

seasofme

Name tulip
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the ship was ancient and the wood bits were falling off in places, in large chunks. the sails were tattered and i could see them sway in the water. we must have been very deep, for i could not see the surface of the ocean even above the mast of the ship. this was a manila galleon of at least two thousand tons. or maybe a chinese treasure ship. it was enormous and had three decks. i knew from other ships i had seen over hundreds of years that this was a war ship that eventually served as a cargo ship. and i knew what it carried. i could see evidence of its cargo all over the surrounding ocean floor. no amount of time or saltwater or ocean current could diminish the dull underwater glint of gold. the coins were as large as medals and they littered the sand for as far as the eye could see. i swam up to a crack in the hull and wiggled through. it was very narrow and i nearly nicked my caudal on a large and sharp splinter, but lifted it just in time to avoid damage. inside it was dark, but the electric eels darting in and out of chests and boxes, lit up the spaces in here. they were undoubtedly drawn by the yellow of the gold. eels cannot resist yellow. this is why they jump out of the ocean water, trying to reach the sun. (they can actually walk on the tips of their tails!) i saw a chest of glass with a myriad small glass trays each about the size of a jewk.  i slowly took one little tray out and counted sixty-two diamonds with my eye. the one next to it, had fifty-six stones and more than that, these were black ones. i recognized them at once for they gave off the smell of patchouli and civet. it was unmistakable and heady, even underwater. i saw at least one thousand nine hundred and fifty of these chests. i looked up and noticed an unbelievable sight…how did it get to be here? how did it even survive? what would the octopi think? i would have to hurry, i realized and i moved as fast as i could to the darkest corner, summoning the eels to de-light and move with m

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of zebras

1 page, updated Apr 19, 2014G
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23 reads votes 7 comments 5
shapes shift

shapes shift

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4 parts / 2 pages, updated Apr 18, 2014G
i love the challenge of form poetry, especially the invented poetry forms. i have wanted them in a separate collection for a long time. this is it.
1,352 reads votes 169 comments 234
haiku/senryu

haiku/senryu

Poetry #6 / Spiritual #7
70 parts / 2 pages, updated Apr 16, 2014PG-13
37,218 reads votes 2,985 comments 3,017
moot

moot

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19 parts / 2 pages, updated Apr 14, 2014PG
6,064 reads votes 547 comments 1,031
obsess

obsess

17 parts / 2 pages, updated Apr 06, 2014GVideo
10,649 reads votes 467 comments 594
oceanswing

oceanswing

Spiritual #21 / Poetry #32
22 parts / 5 pages, updated Apr 02, 2014PG-13Video
you are not a drop in the ocean... you are the entire ocean in a drop. i love the ocean. many of these have something to do with that. i also love people who live there. the... read more
149,240 reads votes 1,640 comments 1,604
love letters from ruby

love letters from ruby

Spiritual #219
23 parts / 19 pages, updated Mar 26, 2014PG-13Video
(ruby's letters may be read in any order, but the oldest is no 1.) One cannot always tell what it is that keeps us shut in, confines us, seems to bury us, but sti... read more
13,463 reads votes 662 comments 1,166
yebo

yebo

Spiritual #302
4 parts / 2 pages, updated Mar 22, 2014GVideo
1,000 reads votes 180 comments 223
eight

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20 parts / 3 pages, updated Mar 06, 2014PG
6,071 reads votes 427 comments 602
fountainhead

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26 parts / 18 pages, updated Feb 18, 2014PG-13
16,118 reads votes 460 comments 711
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haha! 'sea me sea me' and 'fancy me/fancy that'-i just love, love, love those especially. this is a joy of a poem and i love this style. and u are...
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@danman258 , well, it's true and one should tell it like it is.
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the beauty of stillness. strange how there are different types as sure as there are different times in a day. u have portrayed this beautifully.
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i hope u got your mojo back too! it's good to see u around.
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'Retreat, I see/Your blatant backwards steps' - i do like that a lot, it is such a clever line. somehow the angsty that u mention is ot very...
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