I Relish The Rocks – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: the shore at Skippy rocks, Leeuwin

“To escape and sit quietly on the beach – that’s my idea of paradise.” Emilia Wickstead

I Relish the Rocks

I do enjoy soft sand, and
wading slowly in the shallows,
but I relish more the rocks where I 
can perch like a gull and scuttle
like a crab along crevices and nooks,
pools of clear water, and weather 
beaten granite, watching the sea-weed 
waving to me, fish caught in tidal
moments, sitting, waiting for release,
the crabs braving daylight, and the 
sensation of water rushing in, 
receding down the rocks in tender,
soothing wash.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®


Filed under beach, nature, poem, quote

29 responses to “I Relish The Rocks – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Yes! Take me there, please. What a photo, too

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  2. A beautiful place to pass some time.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Beautiful : The place and visualization! Powerful Linking! It is a Natural Gift to own such brilliance!

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  4. Perfect words for the photo. Giving a softness to the stony rocks.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Gorgeous imagery, Paul, and a photo of a beautiful place. Our beaches here in SW Florida are mostly sand, shells, and fossilized shark teeth. Your photo and magnificent poem make me appreciate rocks as well. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

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  7. lync56

    Drew me back to shared memories and draws me forward to more of this


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