Tuesday, April 6, 2010

National Poetry Month, Day 6

Here's another "oldie but a goodie", written on our vacation to Florida two years ago. Prompt for today...write a poem about a place you've been.

Ocean Thoughts

What is it, this vast, blue deepness?
Ululating bladder of an unseen wind
Stretching imperatively from horizon to horizon…

How to create enough awareness,
Not superimposing Self on the phenomenon,
To begin to encompass its living vastness.

I find it impossible.
Not even a drop in the coruscating breathing,
I just stare.

Composed when observing the ocean from Miami Beach
July 2008

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