The lone and level sands stretch far away
and I remember feet that slide and sink;
the distant quiet crash of breaking waves;
my body salty, warm and wet; Yes, I
will close my eyes to bring the sound inside;
to muffle thoughts that climb and drop and slip.
Prompt: Miz Quickly’s prompt for today starts with a line from a well known poem. The challenge is to write a response to that line, using iambic pentameter. The line I chose, “the lone and level sands stretch far away,” is from Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poem Ozymandias.