This is a haibun, a Japanese poetic form which combines prose with haiku. It is a reworking of an observational post from four years ago (in case the prose and the photo seem familiar to you).
At the beach at dawn under a full moon, a woman feels a convergence of forces, the coming to together of the spirits of place and time. It is there and then where she feels the fullest dichotomy of energies: night and morning, dying moon and birthing sun, land and sea. As the woman soaks in these energies, for a few sublime moments, the dichotomy disappears and balance takes its place. And where there is balance, there is peace.
Ebb, flow, thud, crackle
Breaking surf rush forward then
Back wash, July’s dance.
ljg (c) 2006, 2013, 2017 (El Porto Beach, California)