dead mans beach

Sand-Dunes & their Ways


I was day-dreaming about Sand-dunes

and their sly, purposeful, creeping ways,

as I stood in the shallows of Deadmans Beach

midst the swell and swirl of gently breaking waves.

sandune and grass

“What does a Sand-dune want?” I wondered,

as I felt the small Sand-bar beneath me

restlessly shifting in the shallows.

Playful as an overgrown puppy,

first it quickly tries

to eat my feet, shlurping and shlupping

around the ankles, but I pull my feet free with a plop!

But then it soon gets bored and swiftly

sifts away to somewhere else,

chasing the other Sand-bars

down the length of the beach.

sandune and grass

Sand-dunes are of course, Alive,

like Mist and Trees

and, like us,

pursue interests of their own.

sandune and grass

Mostly, I decided

they just want to swallow things whole,

horde them like a miser in their hidden depths,

suck and strip the flesh from the bones

and leave them white and shiny.

Broken bottles they collect as well,

polish and sand the jagged shards

into smooth and subtle gemstones

aglow with mysterious fire.

sandune and grass

Sometimes they will display

their Treasures in the Sun;

the whitened bones,

the old coins bearing

nameless, faceless kings,

the polished glass like jewels.

sandune and grass

Coyly then the dunes

will show their prize,

like a shy child

offering you a gift,

half hidden in their hand.


sand-dune 2 coloured


squarey on holiday


reverend profile red

The Reverend Hellfire is a practised Performance Poet,

President of the Kurilpa Institute of Creativity Inc.,

and an ordained Minister of the Church of Spiritual Humanism 

and the Church of the Universe.

Impressed yet?



~ by reverendhellfire on January 31, 2016.


  1. Enjoy your time on the beach! Sure beats the heat and humidity here. And the odd storm adding to the joy.

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