Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Maritime by Grant Harbison

A cormorant dived down and cleaved the virgin wave

Boring its hooked beak and elongated neck through the crest of the breaker

Before the cascading water foamed and rushed towards a sandy shoreline

Stars filled the sky

And the light of the pallid moon glistened on the icy water

Generating a silvery hue

A flock of seagulls screeched and swooped down on a walkway adjacent to the shore

Grappling for tiny morsels on the ground

A lighthouse beamed bright for a vessel sailing in to dock

And its light briefly captured a pier

Where lovers stood entwined osculating under the moonlit night

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