Earth Songs

There was a movement in the ocean like breath

To the rhythm of earth’s heart beat, my feet pounded the drum of sand

Wind played my unbound hair like a jazz pianist

So sweet and slow was the stroke of sun upon my shoulders

In harmony with the tune of a passing sirus cloud, I take the full measure of the beach

End to end the dance of my tread, among puka shells and driftwood castles

Until black, immutable, stood the line of cliffs

Hunched and muttering in the break of sea

I sit myself down among basalt and stone crabs

My joyous limbs no longer aflutter as a bird in flight

Folded, wings resting on the curve of spine

Breathing with the patience of water

I am the song of birds in keawe groves

Pounding surf

Breezy fingers knowing hidden fissures of stone

I am the river who yearns, tumbling from the mountains to rejoin the sea

I am the memory of me

Someone who used to be

Now only melody

I reach to the heavens obscuring starlight behind noon’s coy veil

Casting a single wish into the silent ether

“Dance with me”



3 thoughts on “Earth Songs

    1. Thank you I have been stressed and crazy lately so much happening I have had no time for myself, so I took a mental vacation for a beachside meditation and invited you all along for the ride
      I feel lately as if I have no time even to breathe and it’s maddening. I’m glad something good came out of it, at least you liked the poem

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      1. Well, I hope your mental vacation helped you de-stress a little. I’ve been crazy busy too and could use a fortnight in that place I read about in your poem.
        Best wishes to you…and make sure it’s only ever a vacation cos I enjoy reading your words on here 😀


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