Watching the Ripples Radiate.
Author: marshalg

Chapter 196
Sadness in the Gale

Crashing surf on roiling sands
Bouldered with volcanic might,
Westward storms howl from the sea
Battered seagulls shriek in flight.

Pale dune grasses thrash to leeward
Scattered shafts of milky light,
Wild and storm caste portraiture
Of cruel sea's eternal might.

Searching eyes across this tumult
Reaching gaze amongst the foam,
Sodden gown to clinging body
Frantic eyes in cold waves roam.

Desperately she seeks the lover
Hauntingly she calls his name,
Writhing seas consume her words
Crashing surf absorbs the blame.

Sad solitude in loneliness
Outstretched slender arms so frail,
Yearning for that tender kiss
And for his cold, dead features pale.

Rain soaked girl on lonely outcrop
Railing at a raging sea,
Lost within unfeeling vastness
Unobserved by all...but me.

On the wild & remote, black sand beaches of Taranaki
20 November 2010


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