Deep in nightdream on a shoreline
Washed in phosphorescent glow,
Between the ocean and the dark dunes
Stood the woman soft and still.

Drawn here by the silent roaring
Underneath the greendark sea,
Drawn here by the cry of nightbirds
Singing from the waves soft swell.

Woman bound to man in sorrow
Bound in love to children's cries,
Drawn here by an unnamed longing
For a place beyond the starthick skies.

© J.L.Stanley