Monday, May 9, 2016

Rodak's Writings: The beach by/ego light ~ an oldie

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the beach by/ego light

i’m writing
                the beach
clean and free
of human leavings
                      coloring
the polished sand
from a limited palette
   --pinks and opaline-gray.

the evening sky
     contracts
becoming a fisherman’s lantern.

i  too am there
   my shadow falls across the sand
   drowns
   in a shattered light
where foam and stone prolong each other.

the moon
blasting stars with her stolen starlight
the earth
hiding half of all that’s whole


while i bead the planets    like words    on a line.
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10 comments:

Tootsie said...

Beautiful, Rob.
xo

Rodak said...

Thanks, Tootsie. Say "hi" to Renee for me, won't you?

Janette Tingle said...

nice nostalgic sentimental images, thanks for sharing this, sir

Janette Tingle said...

new term: ego light, does that mean lightness of ego ?

Rodak said...

It means the self-projected light by which the ego sees the material world.

Rodak said...

And, thank you for taking the time to read it and comment, Janette!

Loring said...

The last line encapsulates the poem perfectly. Really enjoyed this.

Rodak said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting, Loring!

Y. Yi Pang said...

Oooh, do go on...

Rodak said...

Thanks for dropping by, Yi Pang!