Brightness of Peace

It’s been an evening soaking in poetry and this is the masterpiece that keeps calling me back to read and re-read:

love is a place

love is a place
& through this place of
love move
(with brightness of peace)
all places

yes is a world
& in this world of
yes live
(skilfully curled)
all worlds

(e.e.cummings)

The place that says both love and yes  to me is my precious Tramore Bay.

Tramore Beach, Co. Waterford at Sunrise
Tramore Beach, Co. Waterford at Sunrise

What thoughts or places does the poem evoke in you? 

Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and I love to write both non-fiction and poetry.

15 thoughts on “Brightness of Peace”

  1. I love one of our local beaches called Duxbury Beach. Part of it is in Marshfield and the other in Duxbury. We use to live close to it and would walk on the sand after a Nor’Easter. Now they have it closed after the season, so trying to get to it without a four-wheel drive is hard. We do travel to the beach another way that is over a long wooden bridge. It has been there for eons and as you go over the bridge, the wood makes its own sounds..kind of scary because all there is ..is the ocean. There’s wild roses that grow and they have the most fragrant scent . I have beautiful colored rocks, and shells that the ocean deposits after each tide..it’s an inlet type beach. One side is the ocean and the other is a bay. A beautiful place to meditate especially after the summer crowd vacates. There’s Piping Plovers whose habitant is protected by law (you can’t walk on certain areas), also sand pipers skittering the shore, along with the gulls. They use to bring old Christmas trees and place them strategically on the sandy hills to stop the erosion.

  2. Beautiful words and image…and I love the image that Willowdot has posted also…that avenue of trees must be heaven to walk through. Hope all will be well with everyone soon:)

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