Coastal Dune Lakes – Episode 5: A Prayer for the Dune Lakes

Deer Lake Dunes State Park
Deer Lake Dunes State Park

My Coastal Dune Lake

  Ancient crystle dunes

         engulfed by a risen sea.

         Ocean shrinks to gulf in time,

        baring mounds of sugared quartz.

      Rare pools of sparkling life are born

       to milliniums of nurturing kisses

       from a coddling saline surf.

       Embracing tides wash life to benthic worlds

     as needle rush nurseries feed

      flora, fauna, future.

       Flyoff vapors, cool and collected,

      fall to stream across shore to sea,

     barrow for the rapt organic cornucopia

      of our ever renewing coastal plash.

A poem inspired by Lake Powell and written by Richard Bryan after 4 decades.

YouTube Video Episode 05

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