Friday, April 30, 2010

Fripp Island, SC

I am visiting a friend who has a home on the ocean in South Carolina. The home is magnificent and so is the experience of the ocean. Its sounds are mesmerizing. Its aroma distinct and pleasant. Its tides predictable. Its mystery profound.

It inspires.

Shimmering Sea — azure shades of sky,

Ripples in a mirror, reflection of a high.

There’s distant blue and nearer green

Experienced first — then clearly seen.

Close your eyes and feel the breeze,

An ocean gift, her nature pleased.

This landward wind from blue beyond

Brings saline songs from tidal pond.

With bursting puffs of curling surf

The salted manna seeks the turf.

In respect the two abide

As they struggle side by side.

Yet rolling waves reclaim the sand

That once was called a part of land,

Then washing rain erodes the earth

To claim a patch of greater worth.

Could it be true for people too?

Respecting other points of view?

The ocean brings us many truths —

Find its meaning, see its proof.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful poem!

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