Monday, May 5, 2014

Footprints--By Carolyn Devonshire--United States


Frothy waves stretch to kiss toes
Hikers plodding sandy coasts
Leaving imprints on the shore

Who journeyed here, perhaps this morn
As the orange orb created dawn
Summoning sun worshipers

Footprints far too large to fill
Descended down the shell-strewn hill
Then hugged the waves’ low tide

The retirement community
Sends scouts here daily just to see
If the sands of time still wait

Alas, they do, imprints remain
Sacrificed to sea when evening tide returns again

A Florida writer, Carolyn enjoys writing humor but also receives inspiration from nature and people who touch her life. She has enjoyed co-writing with other poets and finds that both writers grow when they share their thoughts. She has spent most of her life as a reporter and a writer for magazines.


  1. Carolyn, I simply loved this beautifully written poem with it's metaphors, like the "orange orb created dawn". Your ability to describe ordinary scenes in such eloquent language really appeals to my artistic eye. So very glad you are here on Whispers to share your amazing talent with all of us.
    Love Charlene

  2. Ah, and I know from whence your inspiration comes, as I see it every day as well! Beautiful words, great imagery, great word choice. Fabulous! Kristina

  3. Carolyn, your poems are always so glorious to read as I feel that I am planted right there leaving my very own footprints! I agree so deeply with Charlene, that you so aptly define a moment leaving the reader with such glorious impressions! Talk about "awesome" to find here on Whispers! Sheri @

  4. Lovely poem Carolyn, like a picture painted in words. Thanks for being a blessing here on Whispers.

  5. Love the visual aspect of this poetry Carolyn. Always an impressive write and a joy to read you. Your heart and soul touches many...

    Rhoda Galgiani

  6. Thank you, Jack Horne, for the following comment--

    awesome write, my friend, especially loved the line about OAPs checking if the sands of time still wait!

  7. Hi Carolyn. What an awesome poem, especially the opening line. Thank you for sharing it with us. Continued blessings!

    -Maurice J. Reynolds, Owner / Editor
    TGBTG! Publications / Creative Inspirations

  8. Beautiful imagery flows through the mind as i read each line Carolyn. I love the ocean and you capture such treasured moments in your poetic piece. Indeed it was a pleasure to read. Blessings always, Leokadia

  9. Carolyn:
    Thanks for the lovely beachwalk poem today.
    You captured the mood and images so perfectly.
    Thanks for your support for my writing on Whispers and Poetrysoup.

  10. Dear Carolyn,

    A lovely description of walking on the beach and leaving ones footprints behind. You have way with words, my friend, that catches the readers eye and get caught up in the moments you create. Thank you for sharing poetry with us.

    Love Sandra

  11. Thank you, Eleanor Michael, for the following--

    the passing nature of things

  12. Thank you, Gerald Heyder, for the following--

    Dear Carolyn, your poem is a real treat and tribute to footprints everywhere! This poem has a broad based spectrum from morning to evening. Keep up the good writing!

  13. Thank you, Suzanne Clement, for the following--

    What an interesting observation! If I hadn't gotten my thyroid news in 2013 and started lymphoma treatments, I wouldn't be sharing poetry with you!

  14. Thank you, Richard Sponaugle, for the following--

    Deep and thought provoking, paints a concise picture with words.