The pregnant ocean swells and flattens
Teaming with life unseen
Feeling its heartbeat in the twilight
With the rhythm of waves
Gently rolling in, caressing the shore.
Salt breeze softens the heat of the day
Gulls circle searching for one more bite
Twilight brings a calm serenity
As the sun kisses the ocean one last time,
Before dropping off the edge of the earth
Only to return again at morning light.
Palms silhouetted against the sky
Sway strong and tall in the evening breeze.
Everyone is gone into the shadows
Following the flaming line of tikki torches
Called by the beat of the drums.
Dancers undulate, grass skirts sway
Twilight’s deep shadows close into
Darkness broken only by flames
Photo: Dwight L. Roth