Summer day cascade – for dVerse

If you can drown in light, I drowned
if you can drown in sound, I drowned
if you can drown in memories, I drowned

the clear sky, sliced cleanly by the birds
and the bright light dazzle dancing on the water –
if you can drown in light, I drowned

and the quiet sound of the sand shifting,
and the clear bell call music of the lark, oh yes,
if you can drown in sound, I drowned,

and that day, perfect in its transience,
that day that holds each summer day –
if you can drown in memories, I drown.

Amaya is hosting at dVerse tonight, and the theme is “cascade”. She tells a story of canyoning and waterfalls, and asks us to use cascade as a theme, a shape – or a form. I think this is a cascade poem. m

19 thoughts on “Summer day cascade – for dVerse

  1. We are close to the coast here, and when not playing on the shores of Puget Sound, we head to
    the ocean. All those negative ions and kelp scent, and wet driftwood, gulls cry, and waves chattering; every hour there is a poem.

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  2. The repetition of ‘I drowned’ is so effective, Sarah, especially as the drowning is not dark and below water but in:
    ‘the clear sky, sliced cleanly by the birds
    and the bright light dazzle dancing on the water’
    and
    ‘…the quiet sound of the sand shifting’.
    Beautiful.

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