Finding sea glass

fullsizerender-14Lifted by ocean wave they slammed against rock

until crushed and scattered.

Tossed and churned out of control-

edges melt into powdery, mottled, sculpted forms

reflecting a subtle softer light.

Cloudiness changed

from dull grey to cobalt blue, sea foam white.

 

My edges, once sharp and eagerimg_5708-2

are now softened and tempered.

becoming pumiced and pitted

with each approaching wave.

Shuffling along with millenniums of

quartz, granite, and basalt through

high and low tide.

By the wink of moonlight

traveling dark waters bravely till

dawn.

 

It must be the reason I gather them season upon season,

trying to find all the fragments

that have found the shore once more

as the ocean’s muddy fingers toss them back upon the sand.

I gather them in baskets so that I can remember.

 

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18 thoughts on “Finding sea glass

  1. My first time here I think? And I find your work to be very pleasing and pleasingly visceral – feeling beneath the skin of things… Nice deft touch at the close too… I will be back for more, for sure…

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  2. Beautiful. I like how the science of it all is blended into this so elegantly. I especially enjoyed this image…”as the ocean’s muddy fingers toss them back upon the sand”

    Thanks for joining in with us at dVerse!

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  3. Your poem has the delicacy of sea glass , especially in the lines:
    ‘edges melt into powdery, mottled, sculpted forms
    reflecting a subtle softer light.
    Cloudiness changed
    from dull grey to cobalt blue, sea foam white’
    and
    ‘Shuffling along with millenniums of
    quartz, granite, and basalt through
    high and low tide.
    By the wink of moonlight
    traveling dark waters bravely till
    dawn.’

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