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Coastal cradle
A poem I wrote on a recent trip to Maine

Nina Habibi
October 12, 2004
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Trees sharp and crisp against a burly blue sky
............Strong, sturdy and durable
.................Boats, homes, rocks and shores

............Algae wave tirelessly, sometimes soft
.................Others frantic in the ocean currents

Rocks rise sharp and permanent
Inviting footsteps along
Long slate, black and charcoal faces

............Sun smooth and strong
.................Kisses passionately and long
.....................Singeing in its wake

..............................Breeze, always the breeze
..................................A rhythm of whispered harmony

Cherry tomatoes off the vine
.......... Caress their smooth, shiny skin
................... Tease off the clinging soil
.......... Taste of sun, water and air glide

Humming and cheery down

.......... Expanse of blue lapping waves
.......... .........Extend a civilized invitation
.......... Into the cool calm of the sea

Paddling along Chauncy Creek up toward the
.......... Ocean where the tide is coming in
.......... .........The boat low in the water only inches
.......... .............. Above the bottomless mystery.

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