Millennium Cove

Millennium Cove

Is a time and place known only to Nancy and me.

Millennium Cove is a state of mind

And a special place where we

Watch the timeless turmoil

Of wind and wave and rock,

Hand in hand on the trembling sand,

Awed by the primal shock.

Millennium Cove

Has a pirates cave where the sea comes rushing in,

And slurps and sloshes and slides and slaps

With an irrepressible din.

Children again for an hour or two,

We laugh and climb and hide!

Nancy and me against the sea

And the tricks of a rascally tide.Millennium Cove

Is a secret cove without the summer crowds,

And the winter sky is a stormy sky,

Mottled with scudding clouds

Like celestial galleons they threaten,

And soon the sunlight fades,

As armadas clash, and the cadenced crash

Of the sea drums a cannonade.

Millennium Cove

Has great black rocks that never seem to smile

At comical pelicans solemnly

Flying by in single file.

Millennium Cove has a lonely gull

Who seems to want to be,

In this little cove, this special place,

A friend to Nancy and me.

Millennium Cove

Is timeless. I would not trivialize

These ancient shores and caverns

With calendars that surmise

To measure time in micro-spans …

“Millennia?” This primordial sea,

These hoary rocks, these Cambrian sands,

Evoke eternity!

Bill Dowey

The Malibu Times is the first newspaper in Malibu, serving the community since 1946.

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