Poem of the Day

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Hourglass

 

The beach has changed this year

tall dunes have washed away—

our rock pools dry and bare

… so fall the sands of time.

 

The surf club walls have lurched

foundations sink and warp

each window pane has cracked

to admit the sands of time.

 

The jetty timbers creak

and splinter with the tide

with every passing week

sink deep in sands of time.

 

The camping ground has closed

bright sign has fallen low

weeds thrive where children played

… so fall the sands of time.

 

© Julie Thorndyke

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5 thoughts on “Poem of the Day

  1. I love this. We recently moved to WA and often visit new beaches. The old jetty poles and rusted lines reek with stories. Some of them only read by people who stay long enough to see all these changes. Great poem.

  2. Pingback: Hourglass | Julie Anne Thorndyke

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