Blue-Green Compass. ~ Laura Kutney {Poem}

Via on Nov 10, 2013

photo: | moonjazz

I sail towards enduring gestures of the sea

Unwavering ebb and flow

Celebrating each brilliant silver moon phase of

Eternal and irrefutable episode of tide

Keeping time of moments and eras alike


Within the sea, detectable and unrevealed elements

Of imminent shoreline and enduring deep waters


Infinite polished granules make the sandy terra firma

Shaped by eons of abounding wave surges

Made over, and over, and over, and over, and yet once more over again

Each wave unique

Never repeated


Beautiful colors and light dancing on the water’s surface

Appearing serene upon the horizon, yet a raucous line where sea and shore meet

Beneath the calm distance and dynamic swells

Dwell secrets kept from those above


Now moving past the edge of the water and wading in waist deep

Beyond threshold of sand, luminous azure blue swells and frothy foam

Into the gritty, underwater terrain of nomadic sand crabs

I burrow my feet and curl my toes into their shifting homes

Strengthening and bracing myself in my mysterious aquatic bath


Unbending, I wait

One, two waves

I hold steadfast

A third wave reaches out and then withdraws

White spray, grainy sand and salty water mixing into my nose, eyes and mouth

The salty tears of the sea are realized


I recognize myself as a grain of sand

Dependant upon receiving equal tumble and polish of my body, mind and spirit


Each of life’s moments

Weathers my soul

Into the person I am becoming


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About Laura Kutney

Laura Kutney  loves to laugh until her face and stomach hurt. If you opened her secret box, you would find books, words, art, photos and a world of feelings. She can ponder a word for a day, or write a story in an hour. She has a photographic memory but is also dyslexic. Yep, the two coexist inside of her like a little universal joke. Originally a chemical engineer, she is now a mother to three teen children and has been married to her true love for 19 years. Life is good and ever-changing. She counts on the second part of that last sentence sometimes hourly. She can be found here as a featured author for elephant journal, on her blog (Mosaic Commons) and on Facebook.


4 Responses to “Blue-Green Compass. ~ Laura Kutney {Poem}”

  1. Deanna says:

    Beautiful poem.

    I live the Lynne “I recognize myself as a grain of sand. ”

    Thank you for sharing this, and congrats on getting it published.

    • Laura Kutney Laura says:

      Thank you for taking the time to read this and for the kind compliment! This is my first publication and very exciting.

  2. ManifestYogaJen says:


  3. @laurakutney says:

    Thank you for taking time to give your vote of confidence and the compliment!

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