Category: Landscape

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After the Storm, Wild Pacific Trail, Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Between

I am the storm
I am the waves battering the shore
The wind bending the trees

I am the sun
In a merciless sky
Casting heat shimmers on the endless sand

I am the night
Starless, moonless
An impenetrably dark fortress of isolation

I am too the calm
When the air is a puff of fragrant breeze
And birdsong carries for miles

And I am the earth
Fertile and life-giving
The solid ground underfoot

And I am the light
Illuminating the deepest darkness
Connected to all that is and ever will be

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Dusk Falls, Chesterman Beach, Tofino, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

No Safer Place

In the falling dusk
With the tide well out
I feel secure
In the tungsten warmth
Crackling firelight
Plays off the walls
Which shiver and creak
When the storm gusts come

No safer place
Than a chair by the glass
Rain pelting the panes
Droplets running into lines
Refracting dying light
Journal in hand
The lamp set low
Raise my glass of red
To waves rumbling on the sand