Oh, Beautiful Ocean

oh, beautiful ocean
as i watch you swallow the sun, and
the sky’s myriad of colours
paint a visual tapestry, continually changing

as the wind dances playfully around me
the waves crash, as if close to my heart

i gaze upon thee, and
attempt to look beyond
into the distant horizon
as if searching for someone
i don’t really know, who
seems only but…

a mystery

and my heart swells with a greatness
that could only be measured by the
vastness of the ocean and sky…

and it is such,
this endless enygma, that
stories are left untold, that
moonbeams should listen, on
these cool afternoons
by the sea…

and upon this dream i see, how
i tremble and sigh with each passing reflection, how
all is of a starry-eyed essence, that
all is of this fleeting duration…

one can not expect
such sadness of the ocean

but it is there…

how symbolic this great barrier can be
between two hearts, or impenetrable, this
expanse between two distant shores…

may i steal away a moment?

that such beauty lies beyond
such memorable thoughts kept sheltered
in the fleeting moments of eternity

the ease in the notion, that
what has been felt, that which
could be dreamt upon the soul, could
forever be the sounds of waves
crashing swiftly upon the shore

my longing is just the longing of forever,
trying to capture what has already been
in my heart…

oh, beautiful ocean

could it be that it was never lost, nor found?
that the substance of love has always been…

its essence captured, and intact
as my wave makes its way
to that final resting place upon the shore…

©2005 carlos rull

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Carlos Rull

Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

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