Friday, March 7, 2014

POEM: "A Little Kid On The Beach"

A Little Kid On The Beach

Whether out far or deep in
the arm is near the sand
we’re drowning or waving
a little matter of perspective
now looking at Miller’s photo
of the night sky with Jupiter
as near to us as the Moon
thus I have almost heard
the thunders of a distant god

& what remains of this time on Earth
like the Sun Buddha might again
come back as Smokey the Bear
to shout only you can conquer fear

don't rest but rescue everything
unravel the tide watch it coming in.

© 2013 Rob Schackne

1 comment:

  1. You might want to check this perspective out:

    (As criss-crossed and shot through with references as it is, perhaps one will find useful 1) Gary Snyder's poem "Smokey The Bear Sutra", 2) the above-mentioned photographs, 3) Stevie Smith's poem "Drowning, Not Waving", 4) Robert Frost's poem "Neither Out Far Nor In Deep", and 5) J.D. Salinger's "A Perfect Day For Bananafish").

    There. I'll get back to the Jurassic now.