A Little Monday Poem

We have some wonderful friends who own a house on the water in Rockport, Texas, that they let us use. We go once or twice a year, and have even started taking the grand-kids. The house is a perfect beach cottage and I have many wonderful memories of fixing shrimp boils, taking Zen-like walks on the fishing pier, and just relaxing on the porch.

From the Porch, Rockport

Wedgwood bowl above,

cotton puffs drifting westward.

To the east, thin silver streaks

illuminated by the autumn sun

pouring gold and white

onto the southerly Gulf chop.

Palms rattle like maracas.

Gulls scream, unseen birds chirp.

Live oaks lean northward

permanently bent by relentless south wind.

The pier’s blue heron

and yesterday’s giant pelicans

must be at breakfast elsewhere.

–for Dorothy and PeteRockport porch morning view

The poem was written when we were in Rockport last November, from a prompt by poet and teacher Lori Desrosiers about “observing nature.” The photo, from several years ago, was taken from the porch, our favorite spot to have morning coffee and an evening glass of wine.

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One response to “A Little Monday Poem”

  1. tim779tim says :

    Very restful. I love the beach for that reason.

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