Friday, January 16, 2015

The Sea--By John Polselli--United States

The Sea

The sea
vast as a mother’s love
The sea
stern as an iron glove
Each wave
that is met with sand
reaching out to man

John Polselli’s poetry has been published in many literary journals and is the recipient of several Editor’s Choice Awards.  As a poet, John enjoys composing in all traditional forms including free verse as well as inventing his own.


  1. Hi John. I am not sure if you are new to Whispers or not, but if you are, Welcome! I enjoyed reading your poem, "The Sea." The sea, and most bodies of water, are so beautiful, relaxing and enchanting. You brought out such a scenic view for us to ponder on. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  2. I like how you compare the sea to both a mother and an iron glove, John. Marianne

  3. John, I loved your similes; comparing God to the sea. Thank you for sharing your well written poem and talent.

  4. Hi John, Your poem spoke to me because I love the ocean & sense God's presence every time I have the chance to stroll along the shore. Enjoyed reading your inspiring poem. Chris~

  5. Short and yet very effective. Your comparisons come out strong and clear. Well done! // paul

  6. Beautiful. Concise words with strong images. Thank you.

  7. Hi Everyone,

    Thank you for your kind words on John's concise poem with a strong message. I will send these comments to him. Keep up the good writing, John. It is a joy to have you a part of the Whispers community.