Beach Scenes – Day 10.4.2018

Midway Beach Dec 2013

Beach Scenes


On the beach, singing songs, feeding seagulls,

walking around in circles figuring hieroglyphics

in the sand with a stick weaving motions as waves

weave, crisscross on currents continually move

in or moving out taking my sand composed stories

with them. Conversations on beaches; a wind

returned from out on the bay, the pages

of a notebook flecked with sketches begun and

abandoned. And because you are relaxed; mirages

out there which you know you are part of when

the sun goes down a beach fire lit. Eyes over

the flames. Are they mine?


Benita H. Kape © 10.4.2018

NaPoWriMo 2018 image 

Finally, here is our (optional) daily prompt. Usually, we take inspiration from our craft resource, but since our resource is about revision, we’ll go a bit further afield for this one! Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem of simultaneity – in which multiple things are happing at once. A nice example might be Emily Dickinson’s “I heard a Fly buzz – when I died”, or this powerful poem by Sarah Green.