at ebb tide
sanderlings nipping for clams
the receding waves
written June 30,2009
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.
Excellent choice of words and use of motion and direction. All blend together nicely into one image.
very nice....sudenly the bard barged in and i qoute
There is a tide in the affairs of men.
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.'
Julius Caesar Act 4, scene 3,218–224
pardon...but since it popped up i put it down
cheers an ten
This form is an admirable speciality of yours, Lillian - such vivid little snapshots of nature through your finely focused lens. I adore the succinct 'nip for clams' - ooh that cruel, swift snatch of a sanderling's tea! S :)
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