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Shine – Isles Poetry Project

October 10, 2013

Shine

*

An outboard idles on the shore, clattering dully.

The noise lounges on the bay and strolls far around.

Above it a Filipino band plays a song of the West

his whining accent a good match for country twang.

The al fresco diners add their own accompaniment

with conversation and cutlery.

The moon sits low amongst discarded clouds.

The wind hangs out in the trees

muttering the faintest whispers with the drawing tide.

With a grunt the boat kicks to life

disappearing around the cape with a drawn out burr.

The band finishes its request and takes a break.

The guests lay down their forks.

The wind takes its breath and holds

while the tide hushes with a final gush.

Amidst the quiet a lone moth takes the scene

floating through the rays of solitary moon light.

The quiescence exalts its flight

making awkward strokes mighty.

Reminding all in attendance

that there is a moment

for everything to shine.

*

AJG

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3 comments

  1. “The wind takes its breath and holds”, I love this line. Ann



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