Poem 45: Sea waves

(Dear everyone – this poem was posted way back but got accidentally deleted – so I’m just fixing things up, and I don’t know how to tell WP that it’s not new!)

Sea waves! Kinaesthetic
Masterpiece! The earth’s trick to shine
Hefty stones into fine
Marble and, over time, transform
Dull rock. Beauty is born
Not in fierce forceful storms but slow,
Quiet, gentle to and fro,
Wave on wave, stop and go, hard grit.

Children ever question,
Perpetual in their din and quest
To know. They prod and pest.
Their parents never rest at all;
But as the breakers fall
On stony shores to maul and grind,
Mum turns into diamond,
And Dad wave-worn, refined forged iron.

To hear the poem read aloud click HERE.

8 thoughts on “Poem 45: Sea waves

    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      Thank you, Yvonne – actually I had taken it off because I had entered it in a poetry competition, and yesterday I got an email saying there were 24 entries and it wasn’t selected for the final ten! Of course, it was a local competition and this is a cow-milking province of NZ!!



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