Sea light

For the dverse prompt, a lai.

Le_jour_avant_le_lendemain,_gouache_sur_papier,_40_x_50_cm

When the tide is low

rock pool pebbles glow—

sea light.

Watch the white sails go,

bear the sun below—

dark night.

Wavelets foam-frilled flow,

when the night winds blow­—

stars bright

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

52 thoughts on “Sea light”

  1. you packed a lot of beauteous word-smithing into this small set of parameters. You had me at sea light.

  2. You’ve slipped on this form like a velvet glove, Jane! This is superb. You have me walking on that beach between the glowing rock pool pebbles. I love the phrase ‘Wavelets foam-frilled flow’ – it sounds like the wind ruffling wavelets.

    1. Thanks Kim, I’m glad you like it 🙂 I didn’t know this form, but it’s similar to other forms that I enjoy using. Keeping lines short and regular encourages tight imagery.

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