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Snorkel

Snorkel

In the bay
A furious scrum of fishes
Contesting over I know not what
Eagle rays glide above
Between islands
Atlantic swell buffets
Dolphins sway and swerve
Deep below me

Copyright © 2016 Kim Whysall-Hammond

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Suddenly I’m there

Suddenly I’m there

Suddenly I’m there
Hearing the birdsong above the murmuring of the water
Cool under the tree
Enjoying the dappling of the hot sun
Breathing deep
Inhaling the scents of a woodland stream

Copyright © 2016 Kim Whysall-Hammond

Poem inspired by Zen Postcard 13 at https://photo-art.me/2016/07/01/zen-postcard-13/

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Shingle

Shingle

Lying on shingle, hat over face
Having wriggled a hollow in the stones
Dry crackling thumps from breaking waves
Fill my ears
White noise with a heartbeat that matches my own
Muscles melt in the sun
Flow  into the beach
The high tide has stopped three feet from my toes

Copyright © 2016 Kim Whysall-Hammond

Stone in the water

Stone in the water

Deep plunge pool in the heart of the moor
Centred in spring time unfurling of bracken
Shadowed by a twisted thorn tree
Water pours in over a mossy lip
Large pebbles line the sloping
Glowing colours in crystal water

Something falls
Breaks the surface
Circles upon circles radiate
Contours ripple to a point of disappearance
Sparkle in the dawn light
Stone in the water

 

Copyright © 2016 Kim Whysall-Hammond