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Sea Kayak

Sea Kayak

Sunlit morning, wide beckoning bay,
Our kayaks slip off the small beach into the sea
I reach and stab at the water to keep pace with my sons
Braced in the kayak, steering into the waves,
Paddling one push at a time, we head for the ocean
Waves lift us  and shake us, spray intoxicates as it spatters a face
Bright sun dazzles from wave tops and the open water beckons
To port, excited shouts as surfer meets water meets rock
Here, concentration as kayak cleaves water
The rhythm of the paddle calms my fears of capsizing
And I breast a wave exhilarated and happy
Woman, kayak and ocean

Copyright © 2016 Kim Whysall-Hammond

Why not?

 As our boys have grown, so have we in some respects —we have tried things we would not otherwise have done. I was reminded of this by reading the following, and a poem came to mind:

“Your life can be a bunch of what ifs or a lot of whys. It can be a great collection of why nots.”    Cristian Mihai

 

Why not

Why not kayak on the ocean
Why not snorkel with dolphins
Why not set the fledgling free?
Why not ride the speedboat
Why not plant an orchard
Why not take the opportunity?
Why not try to ski in the woods
Why not hike the barren moorlands
Why not discover what we can do or be?

Copyright © 2016 Kim Whysall-Hammond