Dawn at the Black Sand Beaches by Jökulsárlón

Black sand beach by Jökulsárlón

I plucked six lovely, round stones
from the cold, black sand.

Their smooth colors were quiet
beside the heavy fall of the northern waves.

For each pebble,
I will remember one lonely iceberg
washed up on the shore-
ten thousand years of glacial memory
melting
melting into the vast
vast echo of the ocean sub rosa.

I picked up six stones
that could hold the memory
of the grey sky and the fresh air,

of the way I felt when
I plucked six beautiful stones
from the cold, black sand.

Upon returning
to that day,
my mind provokes
a smile of solitude that is more
than daffodil joy or stumbling upon
a picture some years later,

because I thought ahead
I saw the value of the moment
and the the pinhole through
which it would slowly slip away,

so I saved
those six little memories, and I lined them up
along my little kitchen window.

Black sand beach by Jökulsárlón

Photo by Stephanie Seeger

Read more about my adventures living in Iceland on my other blog, An American In Iceland.

Dawn at the black sand beach by Jökulsárlón

These photos were all taken by my friends during our sunrise visit to the black sand beaches near Jökulsárlón (southern coast of Iceland).

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