Friday, March 31, 2006

The Sea II

The sea is calm tonight
a subdued hiss of foam
lapping at black crag

Tangled seaweed lurks
where the water is large
and full of life

It's been a while
since we last walked here

I ran a tickle up your arm
softly, in the dark
and you shivered.

The stars stared down clear
a distinct shiny point, each one

Yes, it's been a while

Tonight, the sea is calm
I taste its salt.

© Anindita Sengupta

2 comments:

SPECKLED_BAND said...

Lovely. The first line is Matthew Arnold's ("Dover Beach").

JJ.

panu said...

This is a bit too arnoldian, but i like it. the salt bit is nice as well... reminds me of the time when I went to Puri.