Craig Steiger

Rookie - 3 Points (Fifties / Sierra Foothills)

Big Sur - Poem by Craig Steiger

Behold the blue sea-swell

That lifts itself a glass morning

Out of the sea’s heaving breast:

The open ocean wave

That draws itself across the rock reef

Cresting toward the fine pitch

That exhilirates the very air

With a perfect arc of spray


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  • Adeline Foster (4/20/2009 2:34:00 PM)

    Lovely imagry, and although many of us have heard the term Big Sur, I just wanted to help the vision along by letting readers know that: Big Sur is a sparsely populated region of the central California coast where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean.
    Now we all can envision this lovely poem.
    Adeline
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  • (1/31/2008 5:11:00 AM)

    stunning visuals evoked (Report)Reply

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  • (1/28/2008 2:54:00 PM)

    An exhilarating description. (Report)Reply

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  • (1/23/2008 9:20:00 PM)

    I spent the holidays ranging along Big Sur and ' the the blue sea-swell That lifts itself a glass morning Out of the sea’s heaving breast' Commands my thoughts up here in the shuddering cold of Chicago with the insipid snow. The miles of salt stained highways rimmed with filthy snow. I know it's naive to say but how can two such worlds exsist so near one another. It is a beautiful work. - Bob (Report)Reply

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  • Linda Ori (1/18/2008 1:27:00 AM)

    Great imagery, Craig. As I sit here in this 2 degree Utah winter night, this image warms my frozen fingers and toes! Surfboard, anyone? ?
    Linda :)
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 14, 2008

Poem Edited: Saturday, September 7, 2013


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