If I were a grain of sand

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If I were a grain of sand

Smooth golden prism of dust

Stranded in a cobweb of honeycomb desire

Caressed with moonlit veins of silver

That echoes the thunder of the waves

Emerging from the land of burnt out palms

As I am given to the tireless breeze

For there is an empire of vaporous diamonds

Where souls reach out touching the silence

And love cries across the shore on almond sea

For within strands of grace kissed by the ocean

There is always hope.

—–

 

Written for Poetry Jam

Photograph by Rachel Kiley – Cuimhni Photographics

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18 Responses to If I were a grain of sand

  1. Myrna says:

    This is beautiful. I especially like the last lines that give hope in these trpibled times.

  2. Mary says:

    Fascinating and unique imagery in your poem, Alan. I can hear the waves and feel the breeze. I can see the almond sea from your words.

  3. Gabriella says:

    A lot of stunning images in your poem, Alan. I particularly like the ’empire of vaporous diamonds’.

  4. Alan,

    I can appreciate your prompt consideration very much..There is such value to be found in that place by the sea…the contemplation and the value of being there. Loved this notion of being..

    Eileen

  5. brian miller says:

    there is always hope…even in something as small as a grain of sand…
    strands of grace kissed by the ocean, a very cool line.

  6. Grace says:

    I specially admire this line: For there is an empire of vaporous diamonds ~ A gem to read tonight Alan ~

  7. djtsmith says:

    I loved each line individually.

  8. Wendy Bourke says:

    Loved this Alan – it brought to mind Blake’s “To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour”. And in this, there is, indeed, always hope.

  9. Sumana Roy says:

    I love the subtle, delicate images of beauty, depth and vastness that you’ve woven here particularly ” there is an empire of vaporous diamonds”…a fascinating write Alan…

  10. peggygoetz says:

    I really enjoyed reading this Alan. Wonderful images and I love the hope at the end.

  11. You certainly have captured the majesty of the ocean here Alan. A truly lovely write!

  12. Truedessa says:

    Always hope, yes indeed there is always hope until that last grain of sand has washed away and even then perhaps, hope remains.

  13. kaykuala says:

    That echoes the thunder of the waves
    Emerging from the land of burnt out palms

    There is hope where there are movements and they appear alive even from burnt out places! Wonderful lines alan!

    Hank

  14. arathi says:

    hope is what keeps us afloat..beautiful lines alan

  15. Poet Laundry says:

    Some very nice imagery in this Alan. And hope–we perish without it!

  16. NICE and yes there is always hope

  17. Nicholas V. says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous, Alan! Loved the wonderful images and singing words.

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