Cape Hatteras Is A Haven For Lovers and Writers
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 outerbanks.org.
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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