the sea was grievous grey

Photo - Tropical Dusk by Carol Brandt

 

the sea was grievous grey
under a sky of blushing coral

and as I breathed these hues
they morphed, and I saw

sky and sea melt seamlessly into
a monotone quietude of greyness

I stopped in my tracks, my toes alerted
to the change underfoot – it was as if

compelled by some cosmic cue
the teeming sand crabs had disappeared

my antennae reached beyond the sigh
of the wavelets’ lapping and heard

the chorus of feathered critters fall
silent for the night

I stood with held breath, seduced, suffused,
by the immensity of the moment
wondering
how fulfilment could possibly
be fuller
than in an earth-instant
truly noticed

 


Photo credit – another stunner from my friend Carol Brandt. A different beach; same tones, same mood.


4 thoughts on “the sea was grievous grey

  1. Thank you for this exquisite poem ~ I also find such moments standing at the edge of the earth, enveloped by the sea’s momentary mood…..and carried beyond the emotion…..to this ineffable silence.

    Even as the cormorants and gulls cry out, the inner hush is felt. The timeless refuge you paint so well with words. Much love Dear Friend ~

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