thinking of Merwin in Rockaway

cropped-img_0355-e1493588796208.jpg

if waves as someone said
are empty
then these green waves
whitecapped and breaking
long
slow
as though gentle
as though themselves
the endlessness of earthly life
are empty

(but empty
as a hand
cupped
still warm
with the life
of a bird just now
released to flight)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s