Friday, August 28, 2009

Life on the Beach

By now we have been enjoying the Oregon coast by Waldport for several days.



Here's a poem I wrote. This one's been working on me since yesterday when I walked on the Oregon coast.

Watching the footprints on the sand
impressions of others' journeys 
as they wandered here and there
taking in the beauty of God's handiwork.
Listening to the sound of waves 
breaking on the soft sand
then retreating only to return again
the ebb and flow of life.

8 comments:

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

you have a much better Footprint poem. thanx.

Linda Reeder said...

Be sure to take a photo of your own footprints. The sensory awareness expressed in your poem comes from your being there!

Cheryl /Ashton said...

Very lovely photo. Your poem was wonderful.

Kay said...

Lovely poem and lovely photo, Lin.

Jean said...

Lovely poem, Lin. When I first saw the Oregon coast, I was pulled in two directions: I'd always thought the Maine coast was as pretty as it gets, but here was the equally beautiful Oregon coast.

Mare said...

One of my favorite places to stand...on the sand by the ocean. Great post...poem and pics!

SandyCarlson said...

I am glad this poem found your beautiful voice. So it is. Perhaps that is why so many of us go to the beach with feelings of reverence.

Rambling Woods said...

I love the photo and of course the poetry..I have always loved the beach even though I don't get there very often...