Castaway of characters

The ancient eavesdropper


Heavy, chilled air

dispenses before a storm,

while shore pine boughs bounce

and salal leaves shiver

as the wind whistles with pleasure.

Clouds blanket the sun,

slivers of light escape

through silvery seems,

skipping lazy rays across the ocean waves.

Seagulls screech and whitecaps rise,

every moment adrift or aloft, biding its time.

The blackened front builds,

affirming a sizable presence

towards seaside.

Thunder claps on rock and water walls,

tide pools fill and foam from churning squalls,

rain drops pelt down,

colliding and converging

into one wet whole.

Minutia mix with minutia,

blue whales, seals, pelicans and otters

breathe in this weight, this accumulated bait

that casts itself into space

and lures the character out of a place.

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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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17 Responses to Castaway of characters

  1. Ooh…this is lovely! Thank you for sharing, Tyler. 🙂

  2. puzzleblume says:

    I like the way, you put the waves into your words.

  3. There is something very mesmerizing about watching waves break–and a not so gently reminder of the power of nature in its many forms-wonderful image!

  4. Nicodemas says:

    Wonderful poetry and photo!

  5. franciscocamacho2016 says:

    Wonderful picture Tyler..! Great shot..! : o )

  6. A // W // F says:

    So much slippery alliteration (& I mean that in the best way!).

    Lovely. 🙂

  7. Jane says:

    You are such a talented writer/poet! Beautiful imagery and flow, Tyler. 🙂

    • Thank you kindly, my friend! You are talented as well 🙂 I find your blog very inspiring…keep up the good work, Jane! Have a wonderful week ahead 🙂

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