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

Then

Crash!

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

Different

Like the measured metre

Of the ocean

Synchronising sound

Gathering 

before launching

A lesson for us.

Simon C.J. Falk 30 January 2017

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One word writings – be they books, stories, or poems – seem to attract our attention.  I recall seeing some titled “salt”, “colour”.  Might it be the spareness of expression?  Perhaps?  It may invite us further into the beautiful mystery before us.  This one is light.

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