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Cape Hatteras Is A Haven For Lovers and Writers

Updated on May 12, 2010

My family and I traveled to Cape Hatteras from Baltimore. I was captivated by the beauty of the winding roads, private beaches, and brush- covered sand dunes. Detailed information on Cape Hatteras, including touring the Cape, events on the Cape, and directions to the Cape are available on

In the evening, couples gather at the old striped Cape Hatteras Lighthouse to light bonfires, listen to the hissing and rolling of the waves, and watch the sunset. Although I find Cape Hatteras a romantic respite, it is also a place for artists, writers, and persons who are interested in scenic beauty, meditation, and relaxation for healing purposes. While watching one of the sunsets, the sun appeared to meet the ocean in a striking scene that inspired me to write this poem.

Day's End on Cape Hatteras

Night comes gently to the Outer Banks,

where warm soothing breezes

mingle with sharp salty spray,

kissing the lips of beach walkers

playing on the edge of

the darkening pebbled shore

while the tide's foam like fingers

caresses their toes.

The fiery sun softly sets

on waves rocking back and forth

and then disappears below the ocean,

leaving the faint moon to light

the vast blackness over the sea

as bonfires lit by onlookers

glow on the pulsating waters.

The old striped lighthouse winks relentlessly

at this changing of the guard-

The seashore's rendition of

day turning into night.

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      James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

      A truly lovely poem! I have been on the Outer Banks and what wrote is surely an excellent representation of what it is like. Thanks!