Twinkling Stars on the Horizon

Twinkling stars on the horizon,
the eternal song from an embracing blue sea.
The smell of sand and sea
salt on my skin and lips.
Tales from the birds of the sea,
disturbed by clattering cups
and the fragrance of coffee.
That’s my childhood memories
and the day of tomorrow.

A fleck of foam on the shining sand,
Left by the ebbing sea,
But richer than man may understand
In magic and mystery–
Transient bubbles rainbow-bright,
Myriad-hued and strange,
Tremble and throb in the noonday light,
Flower and flush and change.

A million tides have come and gone,
Great gales of autumn and spring,
A million summoning moons have shone
To bring to birth this thing–
A foam-fleck left on the ribbed wet sand
By the wave of an outgoing sea,
With all the colour of Faeryland,
Wonder and mystery.
Teresa Hooley

8 Comments on “Twinkling Stars on the Horizon

  1. That beautiful memories Hanna! I’ve excited! Increíbles playas y cielos! …. y el aroma a café ….

    • Thanks a lot, Jacint. Las cosas simples de la vida es refrescante 🙂 🙂

  2. There is a special beauty to an ocean beach. I haven’t been to one for more than two decades.

    • Denmark is a small country but our coastline is beautiful.
      You should visit the ocean very soon, Montucky. It’s a kind of blessing 🙂 🙂

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