With the tides

The sea is high again
today, with a thrilling flush
of wind that circles us
like the willows that weep
around the lines we draw
in the dirt.

She wears
her wrinkles when she smiles
to remind me the world
circles heavenly bodies
in its own time.

The tide
goes low if we wait long enough
& still the stars circle her
hair dancing on the air
so we wade deeper tomorrow.


© 2022 | Phillip Knight Scott

For dVerse’s Poetics: Opening Sentences of Famous Novels. I chose “The sea is high again today, with a thrilling flush of wind.” – Lawrence Durrell, Justine (Alexandria Quartet) Faber, 1961

Also for Go Dog Go Cafe Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge: willow, line, forget

Published by Phillip Knight Scott

My name is Phillip. I live in North Carolina with my wife of 12 years and 5-year-old son. I am a Tar Heel born and bred and watch every Yankees game I can. I'm still searching for my own TARDIS. My first novel, "The Alien in the Backseat," is available now! https://amzn.to/3oVCG77

8 thoughts on “With the tides

  1. Lovely…
    The tide
    goes low if we wait long enough
    & still the stars circle her
    hair dancing on the air
    so we wade deeper tomorrow.

    Like

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