Deborah P Kolodji (dkolodji) wrote,
Deborah P Kolodji
dkolodji

The Sea Temple

As Jules and I explored the tidepool area of the Cabrillo National Monument on Saturday afternoon, we climbed all over a sandstone formation which we dubbed "The Sea Temple" with its sandstone pillars...





mussel offerings
by sandstone pillars
of a sea temple --
is that seaweed or the tip
of a mermaid's tail?







the world
from a cave mouth --
she tells me
the brown pelicans
look like pterodactyls



photo by seajules


dry from the rain
the illusion of safety
when the tide is out





lure of sandstone
the footholds designed
for elves



(Note for perspective purposes: Jules is about 5'9")


Eleventh Essential
when hiking with poets:
writing gear

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_Essentials)





tidepools
outside the cave
deeper reflections





natural skylight
the ocean's side job
as a decorator





no planks to walk
just the long drop to water
from cliff top





as rain
chases away
casual beachgoers --
a sea-haunted selkie looks for
her skin



Except where indicated, all photos and poems (c) 2007 Deborah P Kolodji
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