Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ethereal Beach Walk


Photo taken by me @ Ocean Beach in San Francisco.

Ethereal Beach Walk

He walks among saltwater sea tears
skimming forgotten footprints
eroding the shore.

Translucent silver jewels
reflect the sun
forming crystalline memories.

Child's play echoes off turquoise depths
and thunderous wavelengths
cleansing high tide.

He hears, sees and feels
clinging as a barnacle to shore
buried as a sand dollar

beyond footprints.

29 comments:

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rainfield61 said...

Nice picture.

And I like those words.

B.Held said...

This is completely gorgeous!

Bangchik said...

The waves break into laughter as the clouds clown. ~ bangchik

Secondary Roads said...

Beautiful and altogether lovely.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Dogs, that sounds great and I will email you about it. Thanks.

Thank you Rainfield :)

Brittany, thanks for the kind compliment :)

Bang, Ooh, I like that and should add it to the verse. Thank you.

Chuck, Thanks so much.

Margie said...

Would you like to take some pictures of the Margiesdales laying on that beach?

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Margie, How about I lay with them while you take the photos?

Diane AZ said...

Beautiful words and image. It's been a long time since I've walked on a beach, this brings back memories.

ian said...

i can almost see the words come alive and become intertwined with the sea. well-done =]

koe said...

Joanne - very, very nice. I love the banner and the photoscapes too.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Diane, Aw, I think I would go a little nutty or at least nuttier than I already am not being able to walk along the beach.

ian, Very nice comment, thanks so much ian.

koe, well thank you so much for your kind words and for visiting.

Ann said...

Beautiful poem and I want to be walking on that beach RIGHT NOW :)

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Ann, :) Well it's overcast, with rain coming in soon though a bit warm so for me, it's the perfect time to be out there :D

*MrsMartinez* said...

Wow! We should visit San Francisco beach when we visit SF next time! It's a serene picture. xoxo

Vernz said...

This is a cozy place to sit and think .... thanks for sharing ...

Anything Davao
In This Side of Town

VS said...

Such a beautiful view, I can feel the serenity in it :) great photo

WillOaks Studio said...

Beautiful photos, poignant poem, sigh....

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Lovely poem and photo. Boy do I miss the beach and warm weather!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Mrs. M, you absolutely should plus the Cliff house while you are there. Let me know when you travel out here. xoxo

Vernz, it really is very peaceful. thank you

Davao, thanks so much for reading and commenting.

VS, yes it is so tranquil. Thank you.

Karen, Aw, thank you :)

Jennifer, I have to say I am spoiled living here. Thanks for dropping by.

Martha Z said...

A beautiful, peaceful spot and lovely words to go with it. When I drive this stretch of highway it is usually at this time of year when only a few hardy souls are out on the sand. Sometimes Hubby and I will stop and enjoy the solitude.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Thank you Martha. This is actually my favorite time to be out there. While it's beautiful to get shots while it's sunny with blue skies, my favorite time is in the fog. It's just gorgeous. Isn't it fun to just stop out there and enjoy the waves?

Ratty said...

I looked at the photo first, and I just had to stop and examine it longer. The poem enhanced the exact mood I had from looking at this great picture.

Cher said...

nice poem & photo, Jo! you are so poetic, i ran out of words to say. :)

DK Miller said...

Very nice photo and poem and they went together perfectly.

C said...

oooooohhhhhh!!!! and sand dollars are my most favorite things!!!!!! :D :D

C said...

well...next to snowflakes that is.... ;)

RNSANE said...

Lovely photo when Ocean Beach is not crowded. The poem is spectacular.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Thanks to all of you for your kind words and comments.