Oceans (in 5 Acts)


Hold on to the thread
The currents will shift
Glide me towards
You know something’s left
And we’re all allowed
To dream of the next,
Oh the next time we touch                                                                                                                             -Pearl Jam, Oceans


I sailed an ocean, unsettled ocean
Through restful waters and deep commotion             
Often frightened, unenlightened
Sail on, sail on sailor                                                              -Brian Wilson

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The tides are in our veins, we still mirror the stars, life is your child, but there is in me… Older and harder than life and more impartial, the eye that watched before there was an ocean.                                                  -Robinson Jeffers

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I really don’t know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it’s because in addition to the fact that the sea changes, and the light changes, and ships change, it’s because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea – whether it is to sail or to watch it – we are going back from whence we came.                                    -John F. Kennedy


And at the end of the day the vast array of stars in the night sky give sight to the moon holding secret the meeting of an endless ocean to an endless horizon. It is here that one can embrace the vastness of the universe. And it is here I shall be.                                        –A Heart of ‘Salt’-JC

© 2015 JC

7 thoughts on “Oceans (in 5 Acts)

  1. I love your poem. What a wonderful place “to be and embrace the vastness of universe.”
    Saw the most fantastic moon by the sea last night and earlier in the day saw
    ‘Van Gogh’s ” Starry night” .
    Also perfect places to jus be.
    Thank you JC.

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    1. Thank you!:-) Yes, for me the ocean brings me back to a place of wonder and reverence for all their is, even the smallest, for as Blake wrote, “the whole world in a grain of sand”.

      The Starry Night! There is so much one could say about Van Gogh’s masterpiece… it deserves a post all its own… one day maybe! – JC


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