May 02, 2010

The Pacific

"I sit listening
To the surf as it falls.
The power and inexhaustible freshness of the sea,
The suck and inner boom
As a wave tears free and crashes back
In overlapping thunders going away down the beach.
It is the most we know of time,
And it is our undermusic of eternity."

~ Galway Kinnell


Carla said...

I love the quotation! I can just feel the power but also the serenity of the ocean in those words. Thanks, Charmaine.

High Desert Diva said...

It is my very favorite quote.

The last line
"And it is our undermusic of eternity."