The Magic in the Motion – Peter Scheponik


The Magic in the Motion

The sandpiper runs
as if its life depends
upon moving faster
than the lacey-edged tongues
of surf.
How the piper’s legs move
like pistons that prove
the power of locomotion.
How the white caps swell
as if compelled
by some secret magic
of the ocean.
It almost seems
movement is God
and all things dreams
of action.
The beach is sacrificed
to the traction of the tides
as the seconds turn into hours.



Peter Scheponik has published four collections of poems: Psalms to Padre Pio (National Centre for Padre Pio, INC), A Storm by Any Other Name and Songs the Sea has Sung in Me (PS Books, a division of Philadelphia Stories), and And the Sun Still Dared to Shine (Mazo Publishers). His work has also appeared in a number of smaller journals.


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