Summer Sand


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SUMMER SAND

( multum in parvo )

 

My hand thrust deep into the sand
held there to enjoy the warmth
then slowly
cupped fingers
rose to the surface

Captured universes
Stellar galaxies
emerging into the salty air
The slightest shift
in Creation’s framework
Reconfigured
to my design

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And as I straightened
fingers
to a flat palm
And then gently spread
those same fingers
The sand
water-fell
to return to its kind
Just a residue
of grains
still adhering
to my warmth

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But
however small
I had disturbed the Earth
Re-designed The natural world
Left my mark on creation
Forever in its debt

 

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[  © WHB . . . With my grateful thanks to Canadian artist, Alma Kerr,
for the inspiration and the original photographs ]

13 thoughts on “Summer Sand

  1. What a wonderful expression of a simple ‘Peak experience’ Roland, a moment where the mundane, the obvious is elevated beyond ordinary. I feel it is moments like this that differentiate the poet as most folk have experienced this but see/feel/think nothing other than falling sand.
    I agree the painting is quite something too.
    Thank you Roland.

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  2. Wonderful Roland, your poem is spiritual and uplifting. Such soft physical movements to describe
    how you ‘ captured universes / stellar galaxies’.
    You end it in the same vein and I so love this:
    “But
    however small
    I had disturbed the Earth
    Re-designed The natural world
    Left my mark on creation
    Forever in its debt”

    Superb
    miriam

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  3. A very powerful and evocative poem Roland and I enjoyed how you portrayed a simple act as something much larger in the cycle of life. It highlights how the small things all gather to make the big shifts. Your last stanza describes it perfectly.

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