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.

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

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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.

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

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

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