The Beach

a poem by Sumita Jagannathan

Dawn broke on the sand dunes
wading birds stood hunched
on the waters edge.
As the first gull scoured the sky
a tongue of foam reached out
and licked the sandy dunes
of a beach so nice.
The earth rolled
and the fiery sun
coursed from horizon to above.
The sky at first a passionate pink
blushing, sun’s first kiss
and then behold, the golden, bright hue
shimmering splendour, princess of light.
The blue, much later revives
the meaning of daily life
the sun shines down on the world’s riches
man, beast and plant, all alike
lovely sphere of magical glow
will shine for eternity.