Thursday, January 10, 2013

Footprints in the sand

Sunset on No. Padre Island, 9 january 2013


The parting sun sends out a glow
  Across the placid bay,
Touching with glory all the show.—
  A breeze! Up helm! Away!       
 
Careening to the wind, they reach,
  With laugh and call, the shore.
They’ve left their footprints on the beach,
  But them I hear no more.
~Richard Henry Dana, Sr. [from "The Pleasure-Boat"]