Cape Cod by Joan McNerney

Cape Cod by Joan McNerney Hearing waves from a distance and feeling sea breezes brush our faces, it seemed a century before we came to the ocean. So blue and bright to our eyes its rhythm broke chains of unremarkable days. Over cool sand we ran and you picked three perfect shells which fit insideContinue reading “Cape Cod by Joan McNerney”

Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad, Sunset at Bombo

Sunset at Bombo by Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad The cliffs of Bombo Headland burn in a fuchsia sunset crags and ridges awash in a medley of violet and tangerine. In the depths of the Kiama sea columns of igneous rock stamp their ancient weight night thickens and settles mottled with astral glitter — a sprinkling ofContinue reading “Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad, Sunset at Bombo”

Great Barrier by Barbara Kingsolver

Great Barrierby Barbara Kingsolver The cathedral is burning. Absent flame or smoke,stained glass explodes in silence, fractal scalesof angel damsel rainbow parrot. Charred beamsof blackened coral lie in heaps on the sacred floor,white stones fallen from high places, spires collapsedcrushing sainted turtle and gargoyle octopus. Something there is in my kind that cannot lovea reef,Continue reading “Great Barrier by Barbara Kingsolver”

Flowers by the Sea by William Carlos Williams

Flowers by the Seaby William Carlos Williams When over the flowery, sharp pasture’sedge, unseen, the salt ocean lifts its form—chicory and daisiestied, released, seem hardly flowers alone but color and the movement—or the shapeperhaps—of restlessness, whereas the sea is circled and swayspeacefully upon its plantlike stem Photo by Iewek Gnos on Unsplash