14 August 2016

based on Wallace Stevens’ “The Snow Man

 

The Sand Castle

 

One must have a mind of sand

To regard the ocean and the tides

Of water going out, coming in

 

And have been both wet and dry

To build castles constructed of grains

The structure fragile as the sand itself

 

In the September sun and not to think

Of any sadness in the sound of the waves,

In the sound of a few gulls

 

Which is the sound of that island

Full of the same wind

That is blowing at home in the hills

 

For the builder, who builds in the sun,

And, child itself, shapes

child that does not dig and child that does.

Comments

  1. Love it. A summer snowman poem 🙂

  2. Love it, the same wind blowing and one who yet but a child shaping children of different “bents.”

Speak Your Mind

*