High Tide at Crescent Beach

This descriptive poem was written by Irene Kerr after one of her adventures on the Canadian coastline … 

High Tide at Crescent Beach

The autumn tide was in much higher than before
It covered seaweeds and driftwood lined up along the shore

The dark clouds gathered overhead, the sea looked cold and grey
No boats were on the water out to fish that day

The seascape was amazing despite its somber mood
The salty air we inhaled our spirits were renewed

Life teemed in the water hidden from our view
Tiny crabs and minnows grey whales and orcas too

The seashells we came to gather burrowed in the sand
We’d return another day to hold them in our hand

It began to pour as had been forecast
The rain lashed on the water the storm was there to last

The pull of the ocean and the seagulls cry
Released our endorphins that produce a natural high

Everyone has a go to place that allows their soul to fly
Whether it’s a mountain view or vistas sea to sky

Where they may be laid to rest or scattered on the breeze
Among the briny ocean waves or nestled under trees

Until then carpe diem dear friends and enjoy the view
Share it with your loved ones and their time with you.


Written by: Irene Kerr

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Irene Kerr

Hi my name is Irene Kerr (Potter) I currently live in Calgary and I am happily retired. I enjoy writing poetry I hope you enjoy them.

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