The Silence Before the Break of Ocean Waves

The Silence Before the Break of Ocean Waves

The silence before the break

The pause preceding

The fall of foam

The measured metre

Of the ocean’s tide

Knows its own rhythm.

Gathering itself

A quiet moment



Upon the sandy shore

And solid stones.

Even the great force of the sea

Poises its posture

Gathers itself

Before passing on.

Were we

To do the same –

Gather ourselves

Pause to inhale

Prior to crashing

Ourselves upon

The new task

Or person –

Might our rhythm

Then be


Like the measured metre

Of the ocean

Synchronising sound


before launching

A lesson for us.

Simon C.J. Falk 30 January 2017


Author: simonfalk28

Country lad, Focussing on verse.

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