The ocean sang from the cover of a book on the library table; I listened to it call my name and I hurried it away.
They usually file it in the children’s section where I might never look. Ocean Poems. Perfect for a summer day. So beautifully illustrated that I’m drawn into the words like listening to a shell held tight against my ear and I dream … … ocean roars
Listen now from Water Sings Blue by Kate Coombs and hear the “Song of the Boat” …
Push away — heave-ho –from the heavy brown pier, from its pilings huddled and dull.
For the water sings blue and the sky does, too, and the sea lets you fly like a gull.
Now go and find a copy and sink into the illustrations of Meilo So and feel the ocean.