Long Ago Beaches

As far as the heart can reach,
a blue expanse
white-capped with frivolity;

the sand a touch of golden sun
beneath bare feet.

The same wooden beach chair
where  two had snuggled comfortably –
more than ample space for one

and a lifetime of recall.
The wind remembers old songs.

Waves roll in,
a metronome
keeping perfect time.

The guitar plays softly
in this dream.

A painting or a reverie?
She smiles
through the mist.

6 thoughts on “Long Ago Beaches

  1. F. G. M.

    Wow, I love that poem Sarah… as you know I love beaches, and the Sea… as I tried to express in “the Sound of the Sea”… “a painting or a reverie”… well, maybe just Reality!

    1. Frédéric,

      Your lovely comment gave me the idea to start a beach poem thread. Everyone is invited to reply with their own beach poems, or links to them. I began the thread with a link to your poem. I hope you don’t mind. Let me know if it’s okay and if it is, please feel free to add as many links or poems as you choose.

      Best,
      Sarah

  2. Thank you!! I am such a fan of your work and of the sea.

    “My soul stands not alone
    at the seashore of Memory.
    Some say it is
    le Paradis”

    I think those are my fav lines from your poem, the Sound of the Sea. They resonate with the spirituality I feel when I am ‘with’ the sea…whether in memory or in reality. As you mention….Reality! Yes!! I don’t get to the shore very much anymore but I grew up on the Atlantic and there is a room in my heart where I can go to the sea at any second.

    Again I thank you for the pleasure of your work and the time you take with mine. .

  3. Pingback: Beach Poetry ~ Please feel free to add your own beach poems as a reply to this thread. | Pitching Pennies Poetry

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