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vocabulary of the beach (vocal only)

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We spend a bit of time on the beautiful unspoilt coastline of South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula. This poem sees the canvas of the beach as a story; the sand, seaweed and pebbles as a kind of mysterious vocabulary.

First published in Text
and later in my first full collection micromacro (2006 – out of print)

vocabulary of the beach

this alphabet of pebbles
each morning
each tide
a recombinant story

a subtle language
infinite narrative from a
finite vocabulary

telling the old story each day
another way

today an almost
blank page. a feathery weed
brushes a haiku

After the storm a cyrillic of bleached Posidonia

Sumi-e black seagrass on whitepapered sand

Chats leave their own story in cuneiform

The mystery

the rosetta stone,


"vocabulary of the beach (vocal only)"
by robwalkerpoet

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