Poetry In The Breaking Wave. Photography And Text By Keith R Wahl

December 18, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Breaking Wave Amazement

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Breaking Wave Amazement 20210620 850_5489Breaking Wave AmazementDetail of a wave breaking on the rocky shore of Point Judith at the shoreline access of Rose Nulman Park in Narragansett, Rhode Island

Breaking Wave Awe

Breaking Wave Awe 20210620 850_5490Breaking Wave AweDetail of a wave breaking on the rocky shore of Point Judith at the shoreline access of Rose Nulman Park in Narragansett, Rhode Island

Breaking Wave Wonder

Breaking Wave Wonder 20210620 850_5491Breaking Wave WonderDetail of a wave breaking on the rocky shore of Point Judith at the shoreline access of Rose Nulman Park in Narragansett, Rhode Island

Breaking Wave Wonderment

Breaking Wave Wonderment 20210620 850_5492Breaking Wave WondermentDetail of a wave breaking on the rocky shore of Point Judith at the shoreline access of Rose Nulman Park in Narragansett, Rhode Island

I am a person who devours maritime literature in Faustian proportions. Among those whose writings I have spent time is a local of this region of New England. That is Captain Joshua Slocum who sailed from Fairhaven, Massachusetts aboard "Spray". These photos are from the eastern shore of Point Judith, Rhode Island. This points roughly toward New Bedford and Fairhaven.

Captain Slocum asked a poignant question of the ocean. "But where, after all, would be the poetry of the sea were there no wild waves?" Here we see the waves and their results in smoothed stones.

And here, as the sun shines through the splashes of the breaking waves, we record a unique piece of the sea's poetry. Unique, distinct, and endless all in the same moment. Captain Joshua Slocum's question hangs in the breaking wave.

 

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