The ocean dances. It undulates and curls. Arches back and bends forward. The proud swell leaps toward the finale along the shore. The choreography can be beautiful, or it can be severe and unrelenting.
Poetry Prompt: Write a poem from the perspective of a wave, as it reaches the shore.
Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s poetry prompt. Here’s a poem from Zachary we enjoyed:
At dawn I knelt to touch a star
clinging to a shell of hammered metal
in a tidal pool.
This afternoon a flock of birds
sniped at brine-flies
bursting out of white-hot sand,
while faceless totems drifted
back and forth between two worlds.
Now, as evening falls,
a million jewels emerge,
then plummet one by one into the sea:
too heavy for the sky to hold,
too beautiful for words alone
to make them shine.
—by Zachary Garripoli
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