Observations in Poetry and Pictures

Land and Seascapes

The Ocean

I've seen mountain tops
though I have spent my life below
as most ofus do
on dry and tortuous river beds,
the upper view blocked
by jagged rocks
and steep ravines.

I've been in river floods
taken down by torrents
and felt the nearness
of the ocean's silent mouth.

If I owe this life to anything
it was
as it will be
to sprawling trees
bent in sacrifice
or the rock
that lifts up
from the fatal current.