August 26, 2014
The Constellating Image

The stars over the ocean tonight unite

in clusters – patterns that I cannot discern:

darkness above, waves with points of foam,

Pisces swimming the celestial equator , drifting Aquarius,

a dipper set with seven bright stars.

Xiu

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August 1, 2014
Waves That Rhyme

Weekends in Paradelle: Waves That Rhyme

I can stare at waves for a long time without being bored.

Surfers study waves – not like scientists – but they study them for sure. I don’t study them. I let them hypnotize me. Or maybe it’s a form of meditation.

Years ago, when I went for a weekend sesshinat a Zen monastery, my wife asked what it was that I was supposed to learn…

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July 15, 2014
Dolphin 56

56

Atlantic wanderer, traveling Florida to New York.

Identified by its freeze-branded “56″ dorsal fin.

Visiting boaters for twenty years, a loner,

old, at 45, unseen for several years.

His freedom lures us into the water.

The very social Dolphin 56 has a Facebook fan page.

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May 28, 2014
Planet Ocean

Deep sounds seem to come to me

through the third ear, in the bones.

On this planet, covered two-thirds in water,

tympanic drumbeat carried to feet, hands, skull,

finally to the smallest bones of all.

the eye of a baby sperm whale

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April 8, 2014
On The Jetty

jetty

Staring out to sea this rainy afternoon

from a rocky American Atlantic jetty east

to the French lieutenant’s woman, her jetée

of things thrown oceanward to help hasten

beach erosion, long shore drift, tragic affairs.

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April 7, 2014
Widow’s Walk

Widow’s Walk

This railed rooftop platform seems more 19th-century,

but on this New Jersey 21st-century day,

no mariners’ wives watch for spouses returned,

no Captain’s Walk atop their terrestrial homes,

searching the horizon for ships long overdue.

Widow's_Walk

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February 1, 2014
Cape Point, South Africa - Where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet.

Cape Point, South Africa - Where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet.

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January 30, 2014

MIDWAY
On one of the remotest islands 
on our planet, thousands of miles from the nearest continent, tens of thousands of baby albatrosses lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic from the Pacific Garbage Patch.

Returning to the island over several years, our team is witnessing the cycles of life and death of these birds as a multi-layered metaphor for our times. With photographer Chris Jordan as our guide, we walk through the fire of horror and grief, facing the immensity of this tragedy—and our own complicity—head on. 

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January 27, 2014
Lightning Over Waterat a distance is beautiful and silent.
No thunderclap. No danger to the observer.As a child, I…View Post

Lightning Over Water

at a distance is beautiful and silent.
No thunderclap. No danger to the observer.
As a child, I…

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January 24, 2014
just watching the waves

just watching the waves

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January 16, 2014
Snow BeachSnow on the beach always surprises me.
So sand-like in its flat, reflective colors.Winds blow it…View Post

Snow Beach

Snow on the beach always surprises me.
So sand-like in its flat, reflective colors.
Winds blow it…

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October 26, 2013
Listening to the WhalesDid you know that whale’s have ears? Did you know that whale ears have earwax? Turns out that they…View Post

Listening to the Whales

Did you know that whale’s have ears? Did you know that whale ears have earwax? Turns out that they…

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September 30, 2013
Swimming with… tuna

Swimming with… tuna

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July 31, 2013
convergence on Flickr.

convergence on Flickr.

July 31, 2013
the edge on Flickr
Not a mountainside. Just a two foot beach wall from high tide. Seaside Park, NJ

the edge on Flickr

Not a mountainside. Just a two foot beach wall from high tide. Seaside Park, NJ

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