Wayzata, Minnesota

Monday, January 13, 2014

The Mag - 202

"This life is a shadowy thing, lad.  We live in a crowded space of lights and shadows, and when left to ourselves, we all too often fail to see the brightest light of all." - James Michael Pratt, The Lighthouse Keeper.

La Jument, off the coast of Brittany, photograph by Jean Guichand
Image posted by Tess Kincaid for The Mag

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A meanness thirsty on revenge
it thunders on
always threatening.

Soundless snowflakes flicker
black sky surrounds me
atop this tormented salty sea.

Raging monstrously 
reaching higher and higher
insidious roaring waves
and droplets freeze solid.

The hammering against bare metal
runs through me
wrenching moaning 
icebergs setting.

As passionate as a rock
this winter's ice
grinds right down, storm and all.

To the bottom of water's ground
deep beneath me
always a bite away
chewing and spitting.

Into fathom water
it falls, covered by roving sand
buried forever.

Until, next time.


TexWisGirl said...

a brutal, stinging feel to this. :)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Reminds me of this movie, some how...

Cloudia said...

Until next time, yest, the sea and her moves are ceaseless!

ALOHA from Honolulu
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Truedessa said...

"the hammering against bare metal"..I imagine it to be powerful just like the storm

Bethe77 said...

I felt like I was in the storm. So vivid and cold and brutal hammering against metal. WOW! Awesome write! Blessings

Berowne said...

A bit eccentric, quite different, well done...

Tess Kincaid said...

Until next time, indeed...

anthonynorth said...

Yes, there's always a next time. Nice one.

Ginny Brannan said...

You captured the darkness, the depth, and the rage of the sea well with your words.

Kutamun said...

This sea roils in elegant mystery...gday mate

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...


EG CameraGirl said...

Your words are as powerful as the raging sea and ice.

Helena said...

Superbly cool!

Mary said...

Great energy and excitement!

Lyn said...

Amazing...end of the world storm..Gimme Shelter!!