Louise Marie DelSanto


On Beaches, Narragansett, Rhode Island Poem by Louise Marie DelSanto


Here on Narragansett Beach
figures on wet sand in the afternoon
cool, foamy surf touching bare flesh

Like the touch of a strong lover,
I welcomed it all at once,
savoring the love songs for later

Hovering sea-birds, larger than life
consistent in flying beyond the horizon
What pleasure in such a flight?

The sun was so deliberate
so quick to brown my milky skin,
Such a gift this place in daylight.

Everything else is insignificant, I thought
And my body trembled thinking of you,
my bare feet pressing into warm sand.

Submitted: Monday, November 28, 2005
Edited: Saturday, December 3, 2005

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