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La Côte du Maine
Posted by: Lady of the Night (66.231.193.---)
Date: June 13, 2003 10:45PM

Hundreds of careless lovers, fathers and
daughters, heartbroken teens and weeping
mothers have walked this beach, a thousand
times over. Here, we escape from the world
of crude, hurtful words and violence and
we are entranced by the display of
perfection shown in the marriage of the sea
and the sand. Torn, we must go back
to the world of imperfection, and so
we leave behind our souls, which become
permanent spectators of the true dream..........


The cold, slate blue water
edged with antique white lace
ebbs and flows as its heart of flames
reaches out, time and again, to hold the hand
of

its lover, the multi-toned sand.
The ocean brings out what
the beach holds personal, streaking
perfectly inconsistent licks of fire farther and
farther inland, leaving its mark deeper
and deeper within.

The rough edges of the grains and
bits of broken, miniscule shells constantly
prick the water, and she retreats
back into her own deep blue world
where everything is familiar.

However, always, she returns
apologetically to the shore,
and always, her lover welcomes
her with his calm, open arms.

She does not come empty-handed;
rather, she brings from her gorgeous
depths, presents of corroded driftwood,
which have been smoothly sanded by
the presence of him within her. These she
gives him as a peace offering, an example
of what can be made from the two of them.

Every night, they make love in perfect rhythm,
keeping time to the beat of the moon;
And inevitibly, some cool, quiet morning,
baby flames will be born upon the edge
of their love, where

the passions of the
flames of the water and fire in the sand
tango, forever.



Lady of the Night

I never conquered, rarely came, sixteen just held such better days.


Re: La Côte du Maine
Posted by: David-s (64.208.89.---)
Date: June 13, 2003 11:16PM

Lady..... wow. This is so beautiful; you've manged to perfectly capture a fragment of this world, and reveal how magical it truly is. It brought back long-forgotten memories of a night spent in a sheltered cove, watching the moon caress the ocean. I'd utterly forgotten how mystical that night was, forgotten the fragile beauty I witnessed then. I'm not at all ashamed to say that this poem, and the return of those memories, moved me to tears......


Thankyou for that.

David


Re: La Côte du Maine
Posted by: SilkFever (63.170.182.---)
Date: June 14, 2003 12:00AM

i definately agree that WOW just about sums it up.

Wonderfully Beautiful Imagery.

~When you feel the silken fever consume your heart , there i shall be.~

~Amber~


Re: La Côte du Maine
Posted by: Lady of the Night (66.231.192.---)
Date: June 14, 2003 08:14AM

My turn to say wow, lol. David and Silk, I'm glad you enjoyed this. I'm trying to scan a couple of pictures of the specific beach that inspired this. Unfortunately, my computer is getting worse and worse by the day, and I can't seem to get it to work! Pfffft. But anyways, I'm really glad you both enjoyed this the way that you did; perhaps I've done something to capture the beauty that I find incomparable.

Lady of the Night


Re: La Côte du Maine
Posted by: Lady of the Night (66.231.195.---)
Date: June 14, 2003 06:13PM

Here are the pictures (I hope):

Lady of the Night


Attachments: La Cote du Maine - spectators.jpg (101.9KB)   Fire in the Sand.jpg (92KB)  
Re: La Côte du Maine
Posted by: SilkFever (63.170.182.---)
Date: June 14, 2003 06:28PM

i know that beach... is that near York Beach Maine by any chance?

~When you feel the silken fever consume your heart , there i shall be.~

~Amber~


Re: La Côte du Maine
Posted by: Lady of the Night (66.231.192.---)
Date: June 14, 2003 06:44PM

Umm, I really don't know. It's Sam's Beach (Sand's Beach?) in Bar Harbor, Maine. I'm not familiar with the area; I've only been to this beach twice: once when I was five and a week ago. Have you been there?

Lady of the Night


Re: La Côte du Maine
Posted by: SilkFever (63.170.182.---)
Date: June 14, 2003 07:49PM

mostly the view in the first one looks familar.

and the island in the second one...

i used to go once a year to maine, to york beach main, and visit Long sands, beach and Short sands beach.
and we took several trips up the coast and visited several other beaches.

~When you feel the silken fever consume your heart , there i shall be.~

~Amber~


Re: La Côte du Maine
Posted by: Lady of the Night (66.231.192.---)
Date: June 14, 2003 11:26PM

When I was five, I went to this beach, and my strongest memories of it are the rocks shown in the first picture (the bigger ones that make up the "wall," more specifically), and standing in the surf while the water receded; it was so cool 'cause it felt like I was skiing backwards. So yes, I think the view of the first one is unique to anyone who's ever been. The island would be.. umm.. I forget, actually, lol. It's where Cadillac Mountain and Acadia National Park are, if that helps at all, and that island is in/off of Bar Harbor.

Lady of the Night


Re: La Côte du Maine
Posted by: Ian Beaumont (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: June 15, 2003 10:21AM

Lovely Megan,

All I can think of to say is... WOW!

Such beauty in the written word, beautifully descriptive, enough to make me cry.

You still think you are not upto Bruce and Synny's standards? I think this is a poem in a million, its beauty makes it stand out a mile. I would be very proud to have written something as beautiful as that, and I am sure they would be too if they had written it.

one very big hug

Megan, I miss your comments on Cosmic. I know we don't get to talk much, but I still have so much respect for you. Look after yourself.

Ian B


Re: La Côte du Maine
Posted by: Lady of the Night (66.231.194.---)
Date: June 15, 2003 07:07PM

Ian,

You are far too kind. Really. I'm glad you liked it, though. I haven't been to Cosmic in awhile... really, I only go to about 3 websites now: Yahoo! Mail, eMule and Neopets -- in that order. I'll be online much less often after this Wednesday, as I'll be in California, finally!

I can't stay long; I'm on a friend's computer and we're all watching umm... that movie with what's-his-name that sees people from the inside. His fat (no offense) girlfriend looks skinny and gorgeous, and this beautiful nurse looks old and scraggly. I can't think of the name of it! Anyways, I've got to go now.

I'm really glad you liked this smiling smiley big hug

Lady of the Night


Re: La Côte du Maine
Posted by: Brucefur (---.bc.hsia.telus.net)
Date: June 18, 2003 12:27PM

Shallow Hal, Meg

I agree with all comments posted about this one (there are a couple of prosaic spots, but overall very few).

Let me just say that I have been reading all of your recent work, and you have grown immensely as a poet in the last few months to perhaps a year (as have I, I think). Surround yourself with great people, and higher thoughts on a daily basis as you have, and I am not surprised that you have felt their influence upon your life and your writing.

love,


Re: La Côte du Maine
Posted by: Brucefur (---.bc.hsia.telus.net)
Date: June 18, 2003 12:58PM

Nutmeg,

I have left you a letter in your icequeen435 box.

With love,


Re: La Côte du Maine
Posted by: Terry Johnson (---.75.20.233.Dial1.Phoenix1.Level3.net)
Date: June 18, 2003 04:06PM

I liked it too. Just as much as the other guys.


Re: La Côte du Maine
Posted by: TheNolon (---.vp.centurytel.net)
Date: June 18, 2003 04:25PM

Going to Cali ? Good glad to hear i think im hearing without hearing that things between you two is well. Wow cool Meggie will be down next month on the 2nd then i'll be there come the end of August,but for now im hear. Enough about all that. Your poem it and alot of your poems would in my opinion have always grace the standards of what Bruce,Stephen,Igreen,Jay,Jh Summers,Synny,Cliff,Im missing someone i can't quite remember. Anyways i always thought these where wonderful poets forgive me for those i missed. sad smiley Nice visuals. Made me want to go out to a beach and stuff. Lovely indeed very very good. Thanks for sharing. Loved the begining and how you ended it.

"To write something, you have to risk making a fool of yourself." Anne Rice


Re: La Côte du Maine
Posted by: bobo (---.tampabay.rr.com)
Date: June 18, 2003 07:36PM

Really nice Lady! The sea is also where I go to refresh the soul... I've often wondered what people did, who lived too far for that comfort? I just don't feel the same at a lake or pond... I dunno?

"maggie and millie and mollie and may"

e.e.cummings

"maggie and millie and mollie and may,
went down to the sea to play one day.
and maggie discovered a shell
that sang so sweetly she couldn't remember
her troubles
and millie was chased by a horrible thing
that raced sideways while blowing bubbles
and mollie befriended a fallen star
whose rays five languid fingers were
and may came home with a smooth round stone
as small as a world and as large as alone.
For whatever we lose (like a you or a me)
it's always ourselves we find in the sea."

bobo


Re: La Côte du Maine
Posted by: David-s (64.208.89.---)
Date: June 18, 2003 10:06PM

Thanks for the pictures Lady - I confess to being a little confused by the fire in the sand line until I saw the photo. Viewing that photo though, I see how apt a description that really is.

David


Re: La Côte du Maine
Posted by: Brucefur (---.bc.hsia.telus.net)
Date: June 20, 2003 10:44AM

It is official folks, da little Nutmeg has spread her wings and has left the nest. She is safely landed in San Franscisco and phoned me from Angelito's (Quiet Dreamers) house there.

sniff I am so happy for you there Nutmeg! BIG HUGS

Don't stay away too long from emule; too many ghosts in the halls here as it is. smiling smiley


Re: La Côte du Maine
Posted by: Lady of the Night (---.ipt.aol.com)
Date: June 22, 2003 07:05PM

Took me awhile, but I made it back here. Angelito and Rochelle both say that the comp takes ages to load up and that the Internet is slow and stuff, so I tended to shy away from it. Not too bad, though.

I'm really glad y'all like this. I'm glad you can relate to it, Bobo, and I liked that poem; it was cute smiling smiley

Yes, yes, I'm here and I'm safe -- so far! Really, it's only a matter of days before I get shot and raped, or at the very least, mugged. J/k, j/k (though that's not a joking matter). Everybody comes out at night... Angelito and a couple of his friends and me were walking down the street last night and the sidewalks were packed.

I asked Angelito if he saw the fire in the sand, and he said yes, but that it was the flames of the sea, not the fire in the sand. This poem was borne of our conversation about the ocean. It won't be the only one; there are a few different aspects that I want to focus on, but separately. We'll see what comes of it...

Lady of the Night


Re: La Côte du Maine
Posted by: TheNolon (---.vp.centurytel.net)
Date: June 22, 2003 08:28PM

No lying about this being a ghost board. I swear it used to be more jumpy. Like when i first came here,but you know when i would monitor this place it always looked busy,but im active everything seems to have died down. Im glad to hear that you are there and you are safe. grinning smiley

"To write something, you have to risk making a fool of yourself." Anne Rice


Re: La Côte du Maine
Posted by: Lady of the Night (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: June 25, 2003 04:29PM

Yeah, I think you're right; it has slowed down a LOT. Where has Jay been, do you know? He didn't leave us, did he?

Lady of the Night


Re: La Côte du Maine
Posted by: Brucefur (---.bc.hsia.telus.net)
Date: June 25, 2003 09:18PM

They seemed to be doing some upgrades/maintenance here on emule within this last week Meg, and for a few days no one could get on. Some are still having trouble. i.e. Terry, who emailed me about it. Jay could be in the same boat.

One way or another, I am sure that Jay will find his way back here; so not to worry. smiling smiley The other possibility is that Jay just has writer's block and has found nothing new to inspire him of late.

I look forward to seeing what new poems you come up with. but in the meantime you should tell us all about San Francisco?

BTW how long are you out there for, AND have you given any thought to trying to meet up with Lizzy and Jex while you are in their town?

Talk soon Nutmeg,


Re: La Côte du Maine
Posted by: Lady of the Night (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: June 25, 2003 11:55PM

I don't know Jex, and I completely forgot about Lizzie -- no offense!! I gotta hook up with my uncle, though. I haven't seen him in 6 years, and he's just a bus ride away now. I'll tell you guys all about SF in Friv.

Lady of the Night


Re: La Côte du Maine
Posted by: Les (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: June 26, 2003 08:00PM

Lady, have Angelito take you down the coast to Pigeon point south of Big Sur on Highway one. There is some of the most spectacular coastal scenery around there. It's about 2 and a half hours south of San Jose on SR-1.

Les


Re: La Côte du Maine
Posted by: Dr Pepper (---.dover01.de.comcast.net)
Date: June 26, 2003 09:23PM

Lady of the Night,

A wonderful poem. The imagry was so fine;I could see myself walking along the beach.

Thank you,
Doc


Re: La Côte du Maine
Posted by: JP (---.tnt1.rochelle.il.da.uu.net)
Date: June 27, 2003 09:21AM

Nice imagery!

JP


Re: La Côte du Maine
Posted by: Lady of the Night (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: June 27, 2003 10:36AM

I'll tell him about that, Les. It'll have to be a day trip; I'm about 40 minutes north of San Jose.

I'm glad I was able to get that effect across, Dr. Pepper, and glad you liked the imagery as well, JP.

Suggestions, anyone?

Lady of the Night


Re: La Côte du Maine
Posted by: Percival (---.30.101.146.Dial1.SanJose1.Level3.net)
Date: July 01, 2003 02:10AM

God, I almost cried. Beautiful~


Re: La Côte du Maine
Posted by: Lady of the Night (---.tys.bellsouth.net)
Date: May 11, 2004 10:20PM

Last bump, I swear.

Lady of the Night

I never conquered, rarely came, sixteen just held such better days.


Re: La Côte du Maine
Posted by: Lady of the Night (192.168.128.---)
Date: May 21, 2006 02:53PM

Ok just kidding... it wasn't really the last bump. But it has been 2 years.

Lady

I never conquered, rarely came, sixteen just held such better days.


Re: La Côte du Maine
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: May 21, 2006 05:04PM

There's some pretty country up in Maine, I'd like to go back sometime.

[www.betterphoto.com] />
Les

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/21/2006 05:12PM by lg.


Re: La Côte du Maine
Posted by: Percival (192.168.128.---)
Date: May 21, 2006 05:07PM

Alaska has nice country. Just stay away from the locals.


Re: La Côte du Maine
Posted by: Lady of the Night (192.168.128.---)
Date: May 22, 2006 08:38AM

That's a pretty picture, Les. Where is it? I've got friends in Alaska.. they're not too crazy.

I never conquered, rarely came, sixteen just held such better days.


Re: La Côte du Maine
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: May 22, 2006 10:27AM

Well, Lady, as it says under the photo it's Acadia National Park: [www.nps.gov] It is very pretty.

Les


Re: La Côte du Maine
Posted by: Lady of the Night (192.168.128.---)
Date: May 22, 2006 10:32PM

Ok, Sand's Beach is on the same island.

I never conquered, rarely came, sixteen just held such better days.




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