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The Shore


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The Shore

 

On a long walk just inside the tide's reach,

on salt-damp sand that gives and holds

prints of toes and heels,

with scattered shells constantly resettled

by the ceaseless sea,

I soak in the solitude of early

morning moods and quiet stirrings,

absorbing as much air and light as I can hold,

then trudge the way back

along a higher stretch,

to find new thoughts,

to temper the strain on body parts

long unused, my return almost unbearable,

but a necessary part of going on.

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Simply beautiful poem. The setting and the atmosphere is well captured. I enjoyed reading this poem, fdelano.

 

Aleksandra

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

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Echos of "Dover Beach," Benjamin. The last lines are striking:

 

... my return almost unbearable,

but a necessary part of going on.

 

Enjoyed it a lot.

 

Tony

Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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