After Thoughts
The Poetry of J. Hodges


The ocean waves
Slow motion days
Birds singing
Angelic sounds
fill the stillness

A harp playing
A flute saying
be still

A long breath
A deep rest
a palm tree

A cool breeze
A familiar peace

The tide quenching
A cloud shading
the sand

Waves crashing
Gulls laughing
The day fading

The Sun setting
The sea and horizon gleaming
The tide heading
for the shore

A walk in the sand
moon shining
A shell in my path
still moving

Ocean glistening
A bouy listening
A boat sailng
in the distance

My love waiting
baiting a hook
throwing a line
then saying
I love you