Big Sur, California
Big Sur, California

a bountiful dawn breaks along the beach,
the salty air rousing me out of bed to a
good morning dressed in silken pale, in soft
pastels, like violet and peach and the seduction
of a blue-green ocean that sighs with its ebb tides
and with its surge, it roars on slivered winds ~

between the whiles, how pleasant this tender verge,
softly caressed by a white-lighted wrinkle in time*

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* A nod to Madeleine L’Engle 
© 2012, poem, Jamie Dedes, All rights reserved; photo by Caliliver and generously released into the public domain.

Photo on 2014-03-31 at 17.16 #3unnamed-18JAMIE DEDES (The Poet by Day)~I am a medically retired (disabled) elder and the mother of married son who is very dear. I started blogging shortly after I retired as a way to maintain my sanity and to stay connected to the arts and the artful despite being mostly homebound. My Facebook pages are: Jamie Dedes (Arts and Humanities) and Simply Living, Living Simply.

With the help and support of talented bloggers and readers, I founded and host The Bardo Group because I feel that blogging offers a means to see one another in our simple humanity, as brothers and sisters and not as “other.”

“Good work, like good talk or any other form of worthwhile human relationship, depends upon being able to assume an extended shared world.” Stefan Collini (b. 1947), English Literary Critic and Professor of English Literature at Cambridge

6 thoughts on “caressed by a white-lighted wrinkle in time

  1. Lovely Jamie, it’s a place I would love to visit. One of the first paintings i even painted was from a tourist brochure from Big Sur…it’s all gone now but I remembered I loved painting it. My daughter is over there now I hope she brings home some photos and your words bring it alive in a very different way. Sigh…maybe one day I’ll get there!

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  2. Dear Jamie,
    I returned to Big Sur with Bea before dropping her at Stanford for her freshman year. It was breathtaking–even better than I had remembered it from my childhood–and you have captured it so beautifully.

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