Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sugar Sand

The beaches here are white, as white
as the beaches of my childhood.

I've traveled far to find these sands:
there's no return to childhood's shore.

The sweet sugar sand has washed away
into the Gulf of Memory.

Stephen Brooke ©2011

A little sijo-like piece -- the phrase 'sugar sand' (describing the fine white sand found on many Gulf beaches) came to my mind and I decided to write something using it. The first thought was a song and there may still be one eventually.

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