Looking Beyond

How absurd- Time spent on idle words. My mental note of introspection: Look beyond the imperfection. How futile, The whole kit and caboodle And time spent stewing On negative things. My note for my daily journal: Look beyond and see the eternal. So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we…

America, America

God shed his light on thee . . . America the Beautiful O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed His grace on thee, And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea! O beautiful for pilgrim feet Whose…

Pearls from the Sea

A simple message on our last day at the Jersey Shore . . . . Stringing together our times spent together by the shore, like a necklace of pearls. The sea, once it casts its spell, holds us in its nets of wonder, forever. Jacques Cousteau ________________________________________________________ How good and how pleasant it is for…


Oceans don’t listen Too busy shapeshifting. Restless and deep They’re never asleep. Are you blue or gray, A fierce sea or calm bay, A tempest by night Or sailor’s delight? Rising up from the brine A thought so sublime, ‘Neath fathoms of sea She beckoned to me. “I am boundless and restless, Choppy and formless….

The Moon Snail and Me

Day 5 at the Shore The Moon Snail’s golden spiral is the same mathematical ratio as the spiral in a pine cone, the conch shell, the yellow center of a daisy, our galaxy and our own DNA. It is through geometry that one purifies the eye of the soul. Plato To find a seashell is…


Day 4 at the Shore The tide will wash away our castle of sand, but what was built will last a lifetime. Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. Proverbs 17:6 See Also:

Endless Motion

Day 3 at the Shore Always in motion My blue-gray ocean, Surging and heaving, I grew up believing, She knew me. Whirling and flowing In rhythmic motion. My breath is in sync. All the while, I think— Time obliterates. One breath and I’m bracing For waves o’ re breaking. New breath–it’s my daughter Splashing life…

Expanses to Fathom

Day 2 at the Shore We have been given a spirit that has no bounds. Then you shall see and become radiant, And your heart shall swell with joy;Because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, Isaiah 60:5 See Also:

Sea Views

Note to readers: I will be spending this week building sand castles with my grandchildren by the seashore. I look forward to my daily dose of “vitamin sea”. Sea Views The sea waves swell And endlessly tell Of life and sand And gulls that command The skies. Oceans, the source Of rich life force. So…


Dominus vobiscum, May the peace of the everlasting light be with you, And may perpetual light shine upon you. et cum spiritu tuo Related Posts: