On the beach I sat
Enjoying a leisurely day
The sea stretched out for miles
Looking ever so fresh & boundless
All I could see was bluish green water..
Flowing like a massive bridal veil
The mountain beyond it like sentinels stood
Kissing the sky on one side & the sea on the other.
The white clouds hugged it’s peak
The gushing waves dashed against it
Outspreading a beautiful spray of water
Like a Peacock’s tail unfurled
The rhythmically musical rising & receding waves —
Cast a spell on one & all luring everyone..
To plunge into the water
Umpteen heads of various shades
Bobbed up & down along with..
The racing milky waves..
Higher & higher they rose
Sweeping people off their feet
Engulfing them at times
Kids played, screamed, challenged & raced
With the frothy milky water
Their joyful cries added music to the
Cadence of the waves
The sun & the clouds provoked each other
The moody clouds not wishing to be
Let the Sun take a peek at
The cheerful beach, in between
A light & a heavy drizzle
The seagulls flew across the sky & over the waters
Diving whenever their eyes caught something interesting!
They looked so very majestic
Walking on the sand
A boat sailing across..
Soon appeared like a dark dot on
The watery corrugated carpet
Spread far & wide
A cargo ship too drifted away smoothly
The sea, the sand, the grass, the sky
All looked awesome..
Ecstasy conquered the beach
Everyone wrapped in an exhilarating mood
Happily dumped & forgot
The stressful life for a day
Away from the din & noise of city
Some just sat, lay down or played
While others enjoyed a barefoot walk
The beautiful weather & the water
Awakened the sleeping child in adults!
A recreation ground it turned into
With all the jumping, running, prancing in the water
What a lovely rapturous relaxing day it was!
~Anuradha S. Bannore