Message invites viewers to click link to see a list of poems in the ARC OF LIGHT collection.

SURF SEA

Deep in the sea swell garners sun,
Greens out of the waters' lethargy.
Breathe out. Softly. Time.
Breathe in. Deep. Paddle.
Suntanned warmth and wet wave
Oil the board's forward drive.
Fathoms of sun supine
Now swell that light may be defined,
And, murmuring, skies of seas uprise.
Sea roars.
A great hand scoops and flings.
The board rips water, kneel, half-rise,
Shark-nose dips down into the sea.
Sea dumps.
Taut in the waters' curves spine bends.
Mouth screams salt white.
Eyes shatter sun green.
Board twists from hands,
Explodes to sky,
Tumbles high and knifes back down
To where the seaweed currents die
And swirls of sand fall down to sediment.

Copyright © 1978, 2004 Hugh Cook

Picture of front cover of ARC OF LIGHT poetry collection by Hugh Cook.

A sign invites visitors to click and go to lulu.com/hughcook to buy the ARC OF LIGHT collection