As I strolled the rain-drenched beach
With varied seashells strewing my feet:
They prickled my jute-sandaled heels
Awakening my intellect to sight and feel.
The waves, they crashed loud on my right –
Frothy they were, the sea looked as white;
Coconut, palm trees rustled to my left side,
Birds manifested them – chirping loud, wild.
The sun didn’t yet seem remotely to show
But awaiting it the sky did lay out its glow;
As fissures developed through dark clouds –
Light crept on me slowly, it was dainty now.
Then suddenly there came a burst of light,
As I looked in awe I was suffused in dawn;
The birds now flew wild, chirped in delight,
Waves crashed noisily, as sun then arrived.
I walked on still – a steady, slow pace now
Digging my feet into limp, wet, steady sand:
For I wanted to reach far as sight would go –
Curious to view what lay behind nature’s fore.
When suddenly I reached an L shaped curve –
There the beach came to an abrupt, sharp halt;
I walked on further towards the big boulders
To where – thereupon the sea flowed sideward.
It was here in flowing through green woods
An elegant river kissed the dandy sea’s lips:
Together they stood in earnest, tight embrace –
Even though from them differences emanate.
The sea gurgled playfully, wild waves lashed,
As serene – the river flanked by woods gushed;
I stood above watching their copious spree:
The river blushed – as stroking it was the sea.
Yet they both retained their distinctive charm –
One rough, the other tender: both so in love.
As I walked back leisurely in the soft sunlight –
Nature’s lovemaking was intense on my mind.
It’s possible to love profusely, be free, distinct –
Two people in love needn’t lose individuality.
The sea by now was calm, the birds gone quiet;
Uniqueness in love: from nature I’d surmised.