Since it’s National Poetry Month, I’d like to share a poem I penned for my 2015 Da Vinci Award Winning book, FOLLY BEACH DANCES – THE INFINITE RHYTHMS OF A SOUTH CAROLINA SEASHORE, inspired by the sea’s rhythm and my lymphoma journey, and endorsed by Karen White, NYT bestselling author.
It’s titled “The Drifter”, on page 5 of this ‘healing’ coffee table book of lyrical poetry and gorgeous photography, with reflections by 5 award-winning women authors, and my husband.
Not far in the distance I notice an old tree,
with branches reaching out to a cornflower blue sky and white-streaked cotton clouds.
The image of a beach bungalow appears in my head,
with sounds of laughter,
lazy days in the sun,
peaceful ocean breezes,
smoky barbeques at dusk
and a warm crackling fire at night.
Except from Return to Folly Beach, Sheree K. Nielsen
Folly Beach Dances, copyright May 2014
Peace out and love,