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vocabulary of the beach (ft. Gurdonark)

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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)

The music Eyes Open is by Gurdonark whose compositions always seem to be beautiful and mysterious to me, like so many aspects of the natural world.

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 (ft. Gurdonark)"
by robwalkerpoet

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