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The sunshine
is sparkling on the water like
a thousand tiny flashbulbs.

Grains of sand
are rustling in my ear like
a thousand whispered secrets.

Sand and stone, and abalone...

Ripples cascade until my pen is dry -
a thousand little voices.

Lights across the bay
are shining twice reflected -
in the water, and
in the same soft blue sky.
A thousand wavy lives.

Sand and stone, and abalone...

Sand and stone, and abalone.




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Vacilator said...
Dec. 8, 2011 at 11:21 pm:
I didn't really understand the "sand and stone, and abalone", but it fit wonderfully with the rhythm of the poem, and made it seem almost like a spell.  Wonderful!
 
TotheSeaThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Dec. 9, 2011 at 5:45 am :
Thank you!  It was meant to be sort of like a refrain in a song, a repeated part to give the poem more depth.
 
Vacilator replied...
Dec. 9, 2011 at 11:16 am :
Either way, it's really cool!
 
TotheSeaThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Dec. 9, 2011 at 7:10 pm :
Thanks!  That means a lot.
 
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