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Sunrise - Totomai Martinez

Sunrise – Totomai Martinez

In waves
the sun tiptoes
and sinks into footprints
left in soft sand.

In a gull’s cry
echoes carry.
Lovers come together
on the strand.

Yesterday leaves
with the tide
to bring the future —
glistening footholds.

Tonight at the dVerse Poetics Mary is serving up the inspiring photography of Totomai Martinez. Come and join the fun and art.

This poem can now be found in The Unique & Sundry, which happens to be available on Amazon.

41 replies
  1. brian miller
    brian miller says:

    nice…i like the play on feet all the way through…the sun tiptoeing into footprints….great opening…and then how you come back to footholds…the middle though gives it substance in my opinion though…the lovers coming together…and how yesterday…today…flows back out making way for tomorrow…

  2. Mary
    Mary says:

    So true that yesterday leaves with the tide (as it should) making way for that glistening future! Enjoyed your response to this photo of Totomai’s. I can almost feel the waves in your words.

  3. Gabriella
    Gabriella says:

    Sunsets and sunrises, especially at the sea, are very unique moments when yesterday leaves and a new day is ushered in, everything seems possible.

    • Delaina
      Delaina says:

      Ah thank you Totomai! Your photos are absolutely inspiring. Thank you for sharing your art with us. Cheers!

  4. Sherry Blue Sky
    Sherry Blue Sky says:

    Oh yes, I see our suns were both tiptoeing………great minds! LOL. I love the photo you chose, love it when the edge of the sea looks like that…..and your poem captures its essence so beautifully.

  5. kelvin s.m.
    kelvin s.m. says:

    Very lovely, Delaina! I couldn’t pick a single verse to like better than the other as each conveys different picture of touching moments. So refreshing to read, at the same time, really affecting. Thanks for the poem. Smiles.

  6. Glenn Buttkus
    Glenn Buttkus says:

    Picked a great image, & matched it beautifully with your words; time by the sea, for me, is always a revitalization, perhaps reminding all of us that the ocean was our first domicile.

    • Delaina
      Delaina says:

      Thank you Glenn! Yes maybe that is why we are drawn to the ocean I love that thought! Cheers!

  7. claudia
    claudia says:

    the ebb and flow of past and future…and with every new wave the old disappears a bit more and the sand is a blank canvas for whatever lies ahead..

  8. Kathy Reed
    Kathy Reed says:

    This is like finding a treasure..I can’t help but think that a blind person reading this would have to have this image in their mind upon hearing it.

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