Wednesday, March 29, 2017

#SOL17 Day 29: Onomatopoetic Ocean

The South Pacific Ocean sits right under our bungalow as I write this. It's sitting, but it's not still. The sea, along with the unique materials it meets as hits its boundaries, work in harmony to create a cacophony of sounds. There are so many different sounds the ocean makes, so Chance and I started to try and describe them using words, and the idea of using onomatopoeia came while we were having that conversation.  We fall asleep to a symphony each night, and it's our alarm early each morning. Here are the sounds we hear, described for you onomatopoetically.

We wake before the sun
The ocean is calm
Thwap goes the water on the moorings of our dock
Thwap
Thwap

The winds wake with the sun
The ocean grows noisy
Splash goes the water against the jetty rocks
Splash
Splash

The storm clouds gather
The ocean turns angry
Roar go the waves pounding the shore
Roar
Roar

The rain subsides
The ocean calms down
Whoosh go the waves, lapping against the dock
Whoosh
Whoosh

The sun settles down
The ocean follows suit
And murmurs goodnight along the sand
Murmur
Murmur

8 comments:

  1. A really nice poem. It really captures the unpredictable nature of tropical weather.

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  2. Beautiful!! Now I long to see the ocean.

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  3. How beautiful and peaceful, in spite of the drama. I love being near water!

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  4. The sounds of ocean - thank you for taking me to the listening walk.

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  5. I so want to go to the ocean now! I may need to find out where you went! We have gone to the same place in Mexico twice, but next time we go somewhere may want to try something new!

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    1. We're at the Hotel Intercontinental Tahiti. They've also got hotels in Bora Bora and Moorea. It's been nothing short of spectacular.

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  6. A gorgeous poem to describe a gorgeous setting. (It HAS to be gorgeous!) I can hear it all now.

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    1. You're right. Everything I've dreamed about, and then some!

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