Saturday, July 06, 2013

In an effort to stay cool in this heat...





The California coast.


Illusions

Nothing shows the illusion of permanence
better than water—
rolling, ceaselessly rolling
against the stern edges of the earth,
every shoreline one frame in an
ongoing motion picture,
nothing -
unless it’s a salmon that carries in its genes
the memories of earth’s cataclysms
or the shore birds that fly screaming
above the cliffs, circling,
ceaselessly circling
against the hard edges of the wind.

3 comments:

Brian Miller said...

smiles...i like the water...the ocean...always in motion...wonderful imagery in this...i can hear those birds....

Molly said...

Maybe that's why we're drawn to water? It reminds us of the impermanence of everything; to grab each moment and savor it because it'll soon be on the wing.

Judith said...

I've been looking at a friend's images of snow from this past winter, and shivering (just a little, the power of imagination) --
But no one's showed me this wonderful cool mist over the waves ---
More pleasant still! Thank you, Pauline.