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Memories etched in the sand

Sifting warm sand 
through my fingers,
shimmering fine grains 
glitter my palm.
filled with life’s memories
of nut brown days
of summer.

A soft silk breeze 
formed dunes
with our dreams 
that summer
when we danced to the stars.
My heart laced yours
listening to the sea
undulating waves of emotion
as we kissed 
on the velvet strand.

I still hear
the rhythm of the ocean.
Waves tumbling in unison,
a sweeping sound 
gently caressing
as we lay silently 
listening to sand
shifting over stone
to the faint chiming
of seashells.

My first love
a sea salted embrace
on a breast of sand.
The memories
forever held
in the sand
in glitter on my hand.

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  1. Date: 1/23/2011 5:18:00 AM are a good poet and can capture essence easily....especially enjoyed "chiming of seashells" and "grains glitter my palm" ( never seen "glitter' as a transitive verb) ...well done indeed....Syd

  1. Date: 1/20/2011 9:11:00 AM
    Love it, very nice

  1. Date: 1/19/2011 3:14:00 PM
    Thanks for your comment on my recent poem, first one I've done in a while now. Really enjoyed this, you capture the importance of memories well, and show nicely how our experience, love, and nostalgia is decorated by 'earth.' Regards, Gavin.

  1. Date: 1/19/2011 12:29:00 PM
    I love this the flow, thanks for sharing.

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 2:40:00 PM
    The sandy residue of distant love. Enjoyed your pining memories!

  1. Date: 1/13/2011 8:28:00 AM
    I loved this poem. I haven't had that feeling in more than 30 years. Thank you for sharing it!

  1. Date: 1/12/2011 10:42:00 AM
    My Dear Eiken, This is one of the most beautiful Poems I have read in a very long time. It touched me so I am keeping this one into my favorites! Your gift is our reward. Thank you As Always, Shar