Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New Year's Day 2

Where should all the days go
If they slip by
as fast as this one?

The sun never shone so lazily
in its bed of blue
watching over

Dunes and sand --
the sun-bleached bones of mountains
accumulated in the hectic tide 

And should all my days
end in a tidal surge
on the briny surf

With seaweed at the ankles
and castles on the beach -
Let those castles be built high

Let them stand before
the endless tide
under the patient sun

Let there be
fantastical turrets
before all is washed away...

And the sun rushes off
to its liaison 
with the other side of the world.

A..J. Ponder - author page


  1. fab pic - and nice lazy, dreamy feel to this (-:

  2. Love 'Minas Tirith' in the sand ... and "the sun-bleached bones of mountains//accumulated in the hectic tide"

  3. Cheers guys.

    This weather is very lazy. So hot.

    And of course having fought (badly) at Minas Tirith - or at least having marched a bit - any excuse to get a picture of it onto my blog will do. :)