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a fresh coat of welcome

morning calm shook us awake

as our shadows met somewhere in time

 

we danced a slow dance to the sound of quiet

like an old melody running through our heads

 

when i kiss you do you remember monterey

and how the water flowed onto the shore,

then turned away after only a moment?

 

do you reflect back to the sounds

as some distant foghorn bellows out of tune

unafraid to sing harmony

with the circling gulls and bellowing seals?

 

do you remember morning

as the sun paints a fresh coat of welcome

then colors it tangerine

and splashes it with red wine?

 

only our shadows met on this day

but tomorrow

 

i will hold the palette of your morning

with colors borrowed from the sky

on a monterey background

and dream of touching your heart

© 2012, tolbert. All rights reserved.

tolbert (24 Posts)

Born in Virginia and raised in North Carolina, I have Southern roots that were extracted when I lived close enough to Berkeley in the late sixties and early seventies to taste the influences of the pursuit of freedom. As a student at San Jose State University I watched William Kuntsler expound on the values of free speech and he offered more education in an hour, on the lawn by the baseball diamond than most professors gave in a full semester. Married for thirty years, I have two grown daughters and three grandkids,..and two Boston Terriers.


4 Comments

  1. “…the palette of your morning with colors borrowed from the sky on a Monterey background…” I can almost hear those gulls and taste the sea air in this one, Tolbert. Such amazing imagery through your words! Every word is an awakening of the senses.

  2. Gorgeous really, I can picture the coast and it so adds to the emotion and significance of what you’re expressing.

    Sophisticated and quite elegant.

    Pete

  3. tolbert (Author)

    Thank you Pete and Cher…your comments are very much appreciated.

  4. Anya

    ‘do you remember morning
    as the sun paints a fresh coat of welcome
    then colors it tangerine
    and splashes it with red wine?’

    That paints such a bold and clear image in my mind. :)

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