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Some poems and reflections on life

The Beach Is A Road

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Peace, harmony, seaside
village shelters behind
wild dunes while
rugged, wild surf
pounds the beach sand
road to flatness.

Drive forever down the sand
to a destination never
reached through
hazy mist and rolling
cloud stirred by
a troubled sea

Next town shelters behind
the dunes
in careful order arranged
with store, garage and camping
ground.

The sign at Himitangi Beach (north of Wellington) states “The Beach Is A Road”. The beach road goes south to Foxton and north to Tangimoana. As in the previous poem, I am trying to capture the difference between the wild of the ocean and the constructed tidiness of the beach towns.

© David Earle, 2009.

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2 thoughts on “The Beach Is A Road

  1. You certainly did capture the difference between the wild ocean and the tidy towns — in fact, the towns seem scared, in awe of what the ocean can do to them. As well they should; look what the ocean has done to the road!

  2. I love the second stanza

    great title!

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