In Motion: Bellingham, Poetry, San Juan Islands, Ted Talks

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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Poem: Island Winter

Fall is over
Frost is setting in
Clear sky or cloudy
Ice will be found in the morning

Alone
Quiet
No birds
No visitors

The ocean is colder
The beach is empty
A gull stands watch
On a beach wood wall

Solitude
Peace
Breath seen
Waves heard

…it is winter


South Beach, San Juan Island, from the bluff

by
Shannon P Laws

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4 comments:

  1. You nailed the sublime emptiness of winter, Shannon. This is a wonderful poem.

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  2. Well done. Love the economy in the images.

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