This is a photo I took while on vacation (...we still consider it home) in Petoskey, MI. My son wrote a poem in the dark of night while looking out over this same view of Lake Michigan. I thought it was beautiful and I hope you enjoy it as well. I'm linking this poem up with dVerse's "Open Link Night" ... click and enjoy the many talented poets!
Sea & Sky
If I should drape about my shoulders
The ancient, velvet shape of sky,
I'd show you all the shades of stars
And teach you constellations' cries.
Reflect, I would, your shifting grace,
And hold you, whether black or blue,
And on your best and cloudless nights,
Respond with all your solemn hues.
To dare to dance, to bet our lives
While we, the dark horizon host,
To mold that line, our one endeavor
And of our boldest virtues, boast.
So smooth, our sinews intertwine,
Supporting, sifting, sliding back
At midnight hours, free of the sun,
And left to roll in supple black.
By William Bednar, July 2011