The Words Beneath the Waves

Wave curling

 

 

 

 

 

She comes each day
to comb the beach
for words beneath the waves.

Tongue crests roll curled
syllables to shore

The salt wind catches
breath and sighs

claws the chords
and clamour of the stones

reckless tide scratches
sentences of sand

splintering into time
particles and meaning

tidal drag snatches
back surface similes

slips back to blue
and thunders timpani

drifts back to reflected light
smooth land and water.

Boulder Beach

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One response to “The Words Beneath the Waves

  1. I love the texture of this poem, Tongue crests roll curled syllables to shore… claws the chords and clamour of the stones…scratches sentences…splinters…I can almost feel the spray and sandy grit between my toes as the words rub raw against the throat. Thanks for sharing, Maggie

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