So this poem I wrote has been traveling around on a sticky note for quite some time now, and I figured I’d better post it before I lost it. It’s a Sappho, a vastly underused poetic form that I love for its unique rhythm and that I’m single-handedly trying to make popular again (and when I say “again,” I mean it hasn’t been all that much of a hot topic since literally B.C.).
It’s a short poem about Laguna Beach and the area I live in, Orange County, California, otherwise known as “The O.C.”
by Edie Montgomery-Pool
Sun and ocean meet at the dusky seashore
Playing catch with streamers of rainbow ribbons
Every day they dance on the sand together
Children of eons
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