“Young Sea” by Carl Sandburg & Photography “Big Expanse of Blue” by Paulette Le Pore Motzko Photo Montage I

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Young Sea & Big Expanse of Blue

Photographic Word Montage by Paulette Le Pore Motzko and Carl Sandburg

The sea is never still.

It pounds on the shore

Restless as a young heart,

Hunting.

The sea speaks

And only the stormy hearts

Know what it says:

It is the face

        of a rough mother speaking.

The sea is young.

One storm cleans all the hoar

And loosens the age of it.

I hear it laughing, reckless.

They love the sea,

Men who ride it

And know they will die

Under the salt of it

Let only the young come,

Says the sea.

Let them kiss my face

And hear me.

I am the last word

And I tell

Where storms and stars come from.

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  2. I found this poem in one of my selected editions of the great American poet Carl Sandburg who came from Chicago, the same place as my dad. He animated poetry and wrote about things like cities, the people in it, using vernacular that had never been seen before, free verse poetry and he spoke in real language and used slang terms.

    This poem about the sea I discovered last night, and all but the line that said “and know they die under the salt of it”, was truly beautiful I thought and I envisioned a Photo Montage of his words and my photography.

    Here is my creation.

    I hope you enjoy it!

    It will be one in a series I will be creating over time.

    Paulette Le Pore Motzko
    January 26th, 2013

    1:17 p.m.