At the confluence of earth, ocean and sky

During a rainstorm 
all is awash 
in one fluid motion.
Trees and seaweed,
sand and driftwood 
dance together with 
trembling grace,
each gesture derived 
from give and take.
Elements churn and collide
at the confluence of earth,
ocean and sky.
Salty swells tickle the air’s
underbelly and shaky twigs 
and leaves tumble toward 
beds of bleeding dirt,
gravity appeased.
Thunder reverberates in fast
successive beats as if testing 
for sound quality in the briny deep.
Diagonal sheets streak across
the horizon, dropping pea-sized 
hail on black asphalt, rust-colored
mud and foggy windshields
whose wipers squeak like
a mischief of timid mice.
After the rainstorm,
all is awash 
in unspeakable
emotion.

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About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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13 Responses to At the confluence of earth, ocean and sky

  1. Orsacora says:

    lovely poem & lovely outlook.Thanks for sharing!

  2. Gallivanta says:

    Love those images. ‘Salty swells tickle the air’s underbelly’ : that’s my favourite.

  3. Strongly expressed and thought-provoking.

  4. kiwiskan says:

    We’ll have some of that please…

  5. raw pagan says:

    Thank you for visitng RawPagan. I love your poem. You speak my language of nature. Blessings!

    • You are most welcome, my friend! It’s my pleasure 🙂 Thank you for following my blog and leaving such a kind and thoughtful comment! I look forward to following your blog as well. We share a common bond of Nature and a love of all creatures great and small 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend! All the best.
      Cheers,
      Tyler

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