Thursday, July 27, 2017

"Maui" by Terri Lynn Cummings

Maui
Terri Lynn Cummings

Coral reefs of light smile
while morning paddles her feet 
in sapphire’s swell and 
daubs the breeze with plumeria

Waves sway the hour
strolling over shelves of sand 
swabbing shells with salty rags 
until they catch

Voices claim the bay 
like a village of boats 
slapping oars on silver
filling nets with sunshine 

For now, I lie banked
dew dripping from palms
sleep drifting 
toward the isle of you
  
Poet’s Notes: Mother Nature wears her best lei, scarf, skirt, sandals, and perfume on this Hawaiian island. Whenever I trade a cold winter week for the warmth of Maui, splendor floods my senses. Nothing is better than the balance of bliss and serenity found when I simply sit and breathe. 

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