Undulations From The Deep (Poem)

By Rachel Barnard

undulations from the deep​​ by Rachel Barnard



What do the waves see,

As they try to seduce the shore?

These foaming crescents hunger for nothing.

Towering castles bow down in a trance,

Reunions of water sweep fragments of life

Out to sea, an S.O.S to the deep.

The shore is pacified:

Lined delicately with angel wings.

Still, waves creep closer and closer,

Holding back yet gaining ground grudgingly;

They menace all who come near.

The waves exceed their territory: decide to retreat

And ever so slowly recede farther and farther

Guarding their stolen treasure.

Tomorrow the waves will try again

To erase arrogant footprints scratched in the sand,

To calm the scorching granules,

And sharp anger of the shells.

The waves consume everything in their wake,

But as their mother moon draws them back

Safe in her light,

What do the waves see?


About The Author

Rachel Barnard’s greatest accomplishments have been eating an entire half gallon of ice cream in one sitting, winning a boot toss, and writing a novel about herself. Rachel Barnard wishes she were taller, that chocolate had no calories, and that books could be eaten after they were read. Rachel Barnard resides in the Pacific Northwest and loves to dress up, talk about writing and books, and dance. Rachel Barnard primarily writes young adult books, including Ataxia and the Ravine of Lost Dreams, At One’s Beast, and Donuts in an Empty Field (For the Love of Donuts Book 1).