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Wild and Wonderful






Wild and wonderful and free

Is how the ocean looks to me.

Foam that flies across the road,

Wind and waves that toss their load

Of logs and seaweed on the land,

Leave them lying on the sand.


Imagine standing in those rollers,

Feel the power bowl you over.

No, no, no. I’m not that crazy.

Where’s my camera? I’ll be lazy.

It’s too chilly for such folly,

Best go home and deck with holly.



Author: wordsfromanneli

Writing, travel, photography, nature, more writing....

55 thoughts on “Wild and Wonderful

  1. Love the poem! and the pictures.

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  2. You’ve certainly captured the power of the waves. Nice verse too!

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  3. Love the ocean in all it’s various guises 🙂

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  4. Great pictures and verse! Those rollers look like they’d be fun on a warmer day. 🙂

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  5. A beautiful picture in words. Even more beautiful with the photographs to enhance my imagination.

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  6. Well done! I could feel the cold in your words and the great photos!

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  7. Writer, Photographer and now Poet. Are there no bounds to your talent?

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  8. That stormy sea is really beautiful, and your description is excellent!

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  9. LOl! You did it! I LOVE it!!

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  10. foam that flies across the road……
    fabulous word imagery you’ve written Annali
    and a great photo to match it 🙂

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  11. Very good pictures and a lovely poem, Looking at those, I started dreaming …

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  12. Your photos are amazing, Anneli!

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  13. Oh, Anneli, I love your photos and your poem! There’s something that touches the soul about a wild ocean. I envy you! 🙂

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  14. This was a great collection of photographs which show the ocean’s ferocious power, Anneli. Your capturing the essence of the elemental force and drive was both serious yet your light hearted tone made it fun! 🙂

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  15. I agree, Anneli: the wild sea can be wonderful – if you’re not out on it in a gale.
    Have a great weekend,

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  16. Nice poem. It looks like a cold, blustery day.

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  17. It does pull me in two directions–the one to embrace the wildness and the other to enjoy from afar and retreat to a comfy interior space.

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  18. Love the photos and the poem. There is definitely something about the power of the ocean, the pull of the tide and the way logs are tossed about like toothpicks. Beautiful post.

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  19. I love the ocean — mine is a different one from yours, but it looks pretty similar in these photos. Wonderful poetry …

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  20. Reblogged this on Journal Edge and commented:
    Amazing Article Source: wordsfromanneli.com

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