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Kelsey Z.

a window in time

February 20, 2008 at 6:41 AM

Alone, a deserted beach.
Calm and breathless.
Silent, save for the gentle murmuring of water as it hugs the shore,
A familiar embrace sounds.

Colored pebbles,
Painted memories,
Uneven and scattered
Like the jagged bits of sand that dot the shoreline.

A looking glass,
Seen but not touched.
Distant and forgotten
A mirrored image back in time.

The sun sets
Blues, reds, oranges, purples
Endlessly they melt into one another
Blurred like watercolors.

Darkness encircles
A new palette is revealed.
The stars shimmer, seamlessly
Tiny beacons reveal the lonely docks.

Solitary, the albatross swims by,
A longing call let out
Unreturned, he swims on
Searching, it's not how he remembers.

From Emily Grossman
Posted on February 20, 2008 at 8:16 AM
Did you really see an albatross?
From Royce Faina
Posted on February 20, 2008 at 3:46 PM
Love the Poem!!!! The photos are Gorgeous!!!!! What tallant!!!!
From Joe Fischer
Posted on February 21, 2008 at 12:21 AM
Lovely,a gentle poem in honour of a person sadly missed.
Great pics !
Nicely done !
From Pauline Lerner
Posted on February 21, 2008 at 1:12 AM
Beautiful, vivid, gentle poem, beautiful photos. You are multi-talented.
From Kelsey Z.
Posted on February 22, 2008 at 1:33 AM
Emily, I didn't see an albatross where I took the pictures, I don't think they actually exist in that part of country.

Joe, interesting to see your interpretation of the poem as missing someone. It wasn't what I had in mind when I wrote it.

From Terez Mertes
Posted on February 22, 2008 at 3:20 AM
Wow, are you a better photographer or a poet?! Hmmm. Will have to get back to you on that. Meanwhile, I'll just go back and enjoy. : )

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