Seaside Frolic

Sun beams broadly,
watches innocence frolic
on Cape Cod shores.

Arms akimbo,
children leap
through shallow waves.

Water splashes,
tickles skipping, kicking feet.
Laughter punctuates the scene.

If I could, I would capture this joy.
Carry it in a bottle with perforated lid
and sprinkle it on the world at will.

Written for Tuesday Poetics at dVerse, the virtual pub for poets around the globe. Today Lisa tells us it’s time to play at dVerse!

Photo at Provincetown; our grandchildren many years ago.

10 thoughts on “Seaside Frolic

  1. Ron. March 7, 2023 / 5:54 pm

    A perfect capture and very positive wish, Lillian Thanks.
    I really like how L2 would work equally well whether you use “innocence” or “innocents”. Salute


  2. msjadeli March 7, 2023 / 7:14 pm

    And I would buy it and keep a supply on hand. Such sweet grandchildren and their innocent frolics.


  3. memadtwo March 7, 2023 / 8:12 pm

    The joy of children is contagious. (K)


  4. Stine Writing and Miniatures March 7, 2023 / 10:05 pm

    I was born and raised in CT on the shoreline. I have only been out to the Cape maybe once or twice but we did frequent the beach. I have been dying to get my feet wet but here in FL we have the Red Tide again and I hate to go in at all.


  5. sanaarizvi March 8, 2023 / 10:19 am

    I so adore that photo, Lillian! 😍 The world needs sprinkling of joy at the moment .. yes! ❤️❤️


  6. rothpoetry March 8, 2023 / 11:01 am

    A beautiful poem and a beautiful thought! We need a sprinkle in today’s world!


  7. marialberg March 8, 2023 / 2:55 pm

    Love that last stanza. If only we could bottle up those wonderful days and spread them around.


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