Karolyn Redoute

Sep 28, 2010 No Comments by Sea Stories

Early Morning Captiva

Calusa come again
messengers in white
secret mounds of shell
ghosts of moving tide

arms of broken sea
stars fall on blue crests
fragile sand bones in white
I watch the light

pink and pearl
of shell against my ear
my ear a mirror
of the sound  I hear

the waves turning night
over and over
searching for sound
on sound

blue herons and plovers
come and go now
without the moon
the sun is full

of wind on water
the breath is slow
this is the hour of the heart
the hour of returning

Marsh in Summer

I walk gently
on wood
and pond

my body
sways
like jagged
grass

red
winged
blackbirds
sway
on wood
posts

far away
sand
fences
fall into
blue nets
of sea

a line
of swallows
takes flight

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Karolyn Redoute received an MFA from Indiana University. She enjoys blue water, in Michigan, her home state, and in Minnesota, her adopted state, but loves the ocean best. Prayers of the Shaman, her new book, is forthcoming from Plain View Press.

Autumnal 2010, Littoral Currents

About the Editors

Casey R. Schulke grew up along the Kuskokwim River in a rural Athabascan village in Alaska fishing for king salmon and mushing her sled dog team. She now resides on the shores of Resurrection Bay in Seward, Alaska. Casey's a poet, a naturalist, a dog-lover, has two birds, and is married to a wonderful man.
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