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Poetry Friday: Sketch by Carl Sandburg

November 29th, 2013 (07:00 am)
grateful

Current Mood: grateful
Current Song: The Secret Garden musical soundtrack

The shadows of the ships
Rock on the crest
In the low blue lustre
Of the tardy and the soft inrolling tide.

A long brown bar at the dip of the sky
Puts an arm of sand in the span of salt.

The lucid and endless wrinkles
Draw in, lapse and withdraw.
Wavelets crumble and white spent bubbles
Wash on the floor of the beach.

Rocking on the crest
In the low blue lustre
Are the shadows of the ships.

- Sketch by Carl Sandburg

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Posted by: mlyearofreading (mlyearofreading)
Posted at: November 30th, 2013 12:43 pm (UTC)
Wishing

Wishing I lived by the ocean!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: November 30th, 2013 05:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Wishing

Wouldn't it be lovely...

Posted by: Michelle@Today'sLittleDitty (mdhbarnes)
Posted at: December 3rd, 2013 02:11 pm (UTC)

Gorgeous! That third stanza, especially... wow.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: December 3rd, 2013 04:47 pm (UTC)

The sea is lovely.

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