Thursday, July 10, 2014

Sea of glass

I am sailing on a sea of glass,
the prow of the boat slicing
   through waves of glass;
the sail inhales and expands,
propelling the boat
   forward, soundlessly

The silence of a glassy sea,
   no sound to hear,
   not even a bird’s cry

To look into the glass
is to look into the heart
and we see all manner
of creatures swimming
in the glassy sea.

Tweetspeak Poetry has a poetry prompt this week on sand, sea shells, and sea glass. "Glassy sea" isn't exactly the same as "sea glass," but, I thought, there's always poetic license. Anyway, check out what others have submitted at Tweetspeak Poetry.

Photograph: Brig upon the Water by Gustave Le Gray (1856); Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City.

1 comment:

SimplyDarlene said...

waves of glass - usually it's the still, calm that folks refer to as "glass" but i rather like this imagery.