The ocean is a sweep of current
in lazy swirls at high tide
magnificent with salty spray
roiling by wharf's edge.
Dory boats prepared for mackerel
cod and other finny-species
awaiting young men on a quest
at four in the morning
a catch of plenty exciting
pride in their fishing heritage
the warmth of sun at dawn
embracing sky & water
and straddling an Atlantic shore.
Richard L. Provencher
My wife, Esther and I really enjoy writing. It is an excellent salve, in addition to prayers, a great wife and family during my continuing recovery from a stroke/aneurysm. You can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org re comments on our work. We live in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada. Pray for others.