And sometimes there’s an answering look.


Here, to the west, the elements
Are simply posed:  the sea,  the rock,
The living earth withhold a sense,
A purport.  Flecks of yellow gorse
Point the highlights, water laps
A paradox:  here, opposites
Are reconciled, congruent shapes
Lock into spatial harmony:
Here, level ocean speaks to land,
Cliff answers reef:  there beyond,
The distant mountains’ sinuous line,
Ground to this figure.  Here:  a key,
A thinning of the veil:  an eye.