SANTORINI :: a sonnet

The azure sea blends into the sky
With a paintbrush of summery haze,
Shimmering white buildings dot high
Above a barren cliff face.


Blue-topped domes on marble streets
Survey the white-washed walls
Of clay buildings glowing in heat
And a thousand coloured doors.


Here I sit and watch the blue expanse
With a cold drink and feet at rest,
As the youthful waves frolick and dance
Beneath a brilliant sunset.


Streets of marble and houses of clay
Are etched in my memory today.


[Written 9/8/16 on the ferry to Crete]


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