Lucius Furius


Laguna Beach - Poem by Lucius Furius

Lounging in the dry warmth of the sun,
overcome by the beauty of the green cliffs
rising above the hypnotic blue water....

I think of Mann's The Magic Mountain,
obsession with the physical
(not, in this case, disease, of course,
but the sensual) :

skin glowing in the year-round sun;
ripe fruit
falling into one's hand;
air, rich with the smell of flowers....

Wouldn't such pleasure
inevitably dull the mind's keen edge?

Wouldn't Eden's ease
subvert all great endeavor?

Topic(s) of this poem: beach, sensual

Form: Lyric


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is one of the Humanist Art Homepage, Scraps of Faith poems.

Comments about Laguna Beach by Lucius Furius

  • Rajnish Manga (5/26/2017 10:55:00 PM)

    It is the charming landscape merging with human sensibilities that makes it so sensuous. Thanks. (Report)Reply

    Lucius Furius(7/3/2017 2:20:00 PM)

    Glad you liked it, Rajnish. It was based on an actual experience I had at Laguna Beach.

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (5/26/2017 9:55:00 PM)

    Warmth of the sun..... a big 10++++++++ (Report)Reply

    Lucius Furius(7/3/2017 2:20:00 PM)

    Glad you liked it, Bernard. This poem was based on an actual experience I had at Laguna Beach.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 26, 2017

Poem Edited: Monday, July 3, 2017


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