One Single Impression: Place

Grooves in the sand
Cross the dunes,
Stretch and fade and fan
Into the waves
That groove the mud
Until the breakers roll
Into  shrugs and turn
To return
And return again.
These patterns that measure time
Draw over and over again
A picture of that first breath
And the second
That shaped heaven and earth.

In every second
Every breath
Every beat
Of your heart (and mine)
The universe draws a picture
And the story is new.

Know your place.
Know your time.
Know the story.

Comments

  1. Beautifully done! I love the idea that the universe not only "is" but draws itself in the sand. Perfect!

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  2. Very beautiful poem. God Bless Sandy:)

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  3. Very nice Sandy. Sought of reminds of one of Easter.

    Melanie

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  4. Makes me homesick for that primal place.

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  5. Your last verses really grip me here...so beautiful Sandy!

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  6. An excellent analogy in this.

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  7. I like the idea of being able to see the unseen in the waves of sand.

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  8. Thanks Sandy.. for telling it too..

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  9. Uplifting, peaceful words...and the photo makes me so eager for the beach and the ocean. Lovely!

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  10. Anonymous6:49 PM

    things we seldom see but told and described in this way they are so special...!

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  11. Each to his place, each to his time, shared beautifully in mystical meanings.

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  12. time measured, just lovely Sandy you pour your heart into everything you write.

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  13. '.......and story is knew'

    That is what makes life a journey to unknown.

    Made me pause. Thanks.

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  14. Thank you for your thoughtful poem - the photo and words are both elegant and evocative.

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  15. Those last two stanzas are so thoughtful, so true.
    Here's mine:
    http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2011/04/25/relativity-of-time-and-place/

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  16. Thought-provoking and perfectly illustrated.

    (Thanks for the comment)

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  17. Anonymous10:11 PM

    Just beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. Loved the poem but the last 3 lines totally got me! Have a great end of the week Sandy!

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