November 10, 2013

Blue-Green Compass. ~ Laura Kutney {Poem}

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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Nov 20, 2013 9:55pm

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Deanna Nov 11, 2013 8:51am

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.

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Laura Kutney

Laura Kutney resides in Northern California with her true-love of 23 years. She is the grateful mom of three incredible children ages 17, 19 and 21.

She finds inspiration for her writing in just about everyone she knows and in all that she does.

She is passionate about her family, pets, writing, philosophy, nature, good friends, art, books, and photography.

She is driven by truth and the belief that apathy is the single most deadly weapon of mass destruction.

She enjoys writing poetry, short stories, and research based articles about anything and everything that moves her heart.

You can find her on Mosaic Commons, here, on the elephant journal as an author, and Twitter.