Tide Pool

Thomas W. Case 1966 (California)



There, in the
tide pool, dappled by
the sun, is birth and death,
and the spark that continues.
It leaves mankind in a wake of regret.
What have I to do with the albatross
Or sea lion?
I can but write, while they fly and roar.
I gaze upon the Pacific from this rock,
all its mysteries and grandeur.
I am inferior, while it forever reigns with
every wave and break of light.
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Submitted by casepoet on March 13, 2021

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Scheme ABCDEFGHIJKL
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 361
Words 73
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 12

Thomas W. Case

Born in Oxnard California, currently living in Iowa. Published two books of poetry and hundreds of individual poems in anthologies all over the world. more…

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  • casepoet
    Reminds me of Robinson Jeffers
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