Let the waves speak

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Picture of seashells and soundwaves

If you are fortunate enough to live near a shore where waves arrive, go and listen to them. If not, please find their auditory likeness on the internet, and listen. Once the sound of each crest and crash and retreat gets into you, see if you can come up with a line or short stanza that mimics their sonic pattern. It may take a while. When you have one, write another, and another, until there are no more.