Thoughts from the beach…

I once wrote these words in commemoration of a magical time with my wife on the Oregon coast. I repost to commemorate the same, 10 years later, for an even more magical time on the Washington coast.

Rob's Lit-Bits

Thoughts from the beach…

To commemorate a beach walk with my wife.

May 12, 2003



Beauty.  Random squalor in effortless

Wave deposits her treasure

In our efforts to build that which

Hand could never grasp we trade

Quintessential.  Queer.  Quiet for

Quantifiable.  Quick.  Casual.

Oh, such grand wordless words-

Wonder, World-watched prayers


That which is unseen – now

I see.



Wind-soaked beach-stained

Dark; darker still where waves

Kiss the sand of my imagination.

Flat boards float on round earth

Plays with my finitude and finer still,

Fills my earthen breath with

Deeper wind.



Dare she flits on so light a wing,

Fading into vastness, blue

The sky and water, one.

Where one defines what much cannot

In so many syllables contain

The vast smallness of it all.

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