Surfing Poem Imagining Hollow Tube Refreshing Mind

Bodyboarder riding in a tube
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Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem has a surfing focus, which is quite topical … but mostly for people living in the southern hemisphere, which is on the other side of the world to Marc!  But this is the home of Folding Mirror poetry, which thrives on turning things upside down!!
Marc has only surfed for a few hours, so this poem is mostly based on watching surfing documentaries and imagination.  Surfing terms, including green room being inside a hollow wave, were researched on the wiktionary surfing terms glossary.  Here’s the poem:

Surfing Sea Psyche

standing upright
crest of wave
paddling done
been waiting
biding time
for perfect swell
ride blue surf down
tubing a hollow, conversing with nature
inside the green room
worries wiped out
sea odyssey
water world
mind freed
of daily clutter
land refreshed
Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk).
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4 thoughts on “Surfing Poem Imagining Hollow Tube Refreshing Mind”

  1. Cheers Bob, yeh, I did write ‘mostly’. I think there are still some braving British waters!?

    I visited some surfing beaches in Portugal’s south-west back in July this year. Very nice.

    I hope your grandsons do well there and keep it going. It seems a great sport, and to do it well enough to get into the GB squad must be wonderful..

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