A Seaside Sojourner

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A Seaside Sojourner

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Oh lend me a house on the shore

with tidal grass for a front lawn

a porch with a view of the waves

and the cry of the gulls at dawn

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Oh lend me a home on the beach

with tidal pools for gardens instead

that I might wander the silken sands

collecting shells for new poems in my head

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Oh lend me a cottage by the sea

with driftwood statues set by the tide

weather-beaten, bleached, and smooth as skin

nature’s all season sculptures outside

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Oh lend me a cabin on the ocean

with a sailboat for catching the breeze

Lingering here and there in an assortment of bays

as a sojourner of the seas.

Wendy/2013

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This beach house and the surrounding acreage was donated to the town of Comox by Mack Laing (1883-1982) for a park that everyone can enjoy. Β He seemed to understand that whatever we own here is simply on loan, since we cannot take it with us when we die.

Upon doing some research, I found out that he was an avid naturalist, writer, scientist, and artist. He wrote some books and over 700 articles were published in a variety of magazines.

Seaside Blessings ~ Wendy

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The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it; the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it upon the seas and established it upon it upon the waters.

Psalm 24:1

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