On the Horizon

August 22, 2014

The wave glimmers and waits.
So still, it could be nothing but dry earth.
Or, it could be an ancient statue—

To see through those stone eyes,
a galloping horse over a dry land mass,
a race to fulfil the sunlight’s challenge.

We say, ‘we’—to name the new creature.
We hear its thunder.
It is born. The first wave crashes.



4 Responses to “On the Horizon”

  1. extrasimile Says:

    Hi Robin.
    I’m glad you found poor little extrasimile. [Actually not so little. It rather astounds me that I’ve been doing this for so long. Six years!]
    Ah yes, the beach: sun, sand, the water…and a horse racing the sunrise across the sky.
    Thanks for your thoughts.

  2. extrasimile Says:

    Vacation? No, but I was at Jones Beach last weekend. [One of the best beaches in the world at your doorstep.]
    But, yes, I did grow up watching Howdy Doody.
    Hey kids, what time is it?
    [See youtube for more on Howdy Doody.]

  3. robin newlin Says:

    Beautiful visualization, I am heading for the beach right now.
    Robin Briggs Newlin

  4. John Stevens Says:

    Are you on vacation Jim?!
    You’ve caught the moment of suspense here beautifully and aptly: in that wave and in the observer’s imagination. I like the leap from sea to land mass. Kowabunga indeed!

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