Saturday, April 12, 2008

Adelaide B. Shaw: LAGUNA BEACH

Low tide. Waves rippling on the edges of the now exposed beach. Rocks emerge to their full height and depth. Deep black where tidal pools remain; gray where the sun has dried them.
water gurgles
between rocks
slippery moss
Crabs, starfish, sea anemones, spiny urchins. Seaweed left high and dry giving off its briny odor.
*kombu on the rocks —
enough for how many bowls
of soup?

*kelp, used as a base for soup
in Japanese cooking

by Adelaide B. Shaw
Millbrook, New York

1 comment:

Ričardas said...

Ten years old memories of Hokkaido coast came so vividly, thanks to you.