Sea has many moods: When the sun slowly rises above the waters dispelling the darkness of the day, the Sea is simply miraculously ethereal in its beauty; But the same sea hides many storms in its bosom…*

The Pacific Bay

Early morning, Casey beach, Bateman’s Bay,
Golden sand beneath my feet,
I walk with a sway,
Sun rising in the East
Takes my breath away,
Pink hues of the morn
Kissed by the golden ray,
Boats marooned on the shore-
Sails down, hulls stayed-
Rock in a rhythmic way;
Seagulls strut about on the sand,
Their dainty feet, sinking,
Make patterns on the bay,
The magic of the moment
Casts a spell on the soul,
Swishing sorrows away…

Beneath the surface calm,
Thousand tumults,
Thousand storms,
Hiding deep within its bosom,
Belie the peace of the morn…
Till some black passionate night,
Unveils the pain of deep within,
Tosses the sea about,
Whipping a frenzy up with waves,
Uprooting all in its craze…

Next morning:
Fallen trees, torn sails,
Broken boats,
Crows hovering over the wreck…
Is this the same shore?
The same sea,
The self-same Pacific Bay?

Author: Zoya Zaidi
Aligarh (UP), India
Copyright©: Zoya Zaidi

**Written during a morning walk on Casey Beach, Bateman’s Bay, South Coast Australia

Poetry by Zoya Zaidi
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Written on 2006-01-29 at 13:55

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I write some of my best poems by the frolicking Caribbean sea....
It is a sight to behold, innocent yet wise in a way I cannot explain any better...
Beautiful verses for one of the most awsome sights on earth - the mirthless ocean.

Catherine Stout
WOW! I just absolutely, truly LOOOOOOVE the ocean! So calming and peaceful......

This had a calming effect on me--as I adore the ocean--I have always wanted to go to Australia!!

great imagery,loved it.

from angel.

what a wonderful poem as i read this it made me feel like it was me who was walking by the ocean. this is a beautiful poem...!!!!:)

Isn't it just irony, the beauty of the sea and its destructive capacity on the hand

Well written Zoya, flowing lines have produced great images well done :-)

liz munro The PoetBay support member heart!
it feels like i'm there walking with you.

Celtic boy
All storms pass and soon the calm returns. Reading your words brings that serenity so close we touch it in our minds. Your poetry is far and beyond anything I could even dream of achieving. Superb!

Marie many changes happen, leaving us to wonder if the changed thing is the same or not. you text has an underlying message of symbolism! it's beautiful :)

The sea can be treacherous..

Wonderful text :)

Ahhhh ..nice one this one . Enjoyed this one ( again ) . As per usual ... Glen ( GB ).
P S ... Where is Pacific Bay ?