Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Flood Tide

Photo of the Shubenacadie River tidal bore on the Bay of Fundy. This is the largest tidal bore in Nova Scotia.

Wiki says:
"A tidal bore (or simply bore in context, or also aegir, eagre, or eygre) is a tidal phenomenon in which the leading edge of the incoming tide forms a wave (or waves) of water that travels up a river or narrow bay against the direction of the river or bay's current.

"Bores occur in relatively few locations worldwide, usually in areas with a large tidal range (typically more than 6 metres (20 ft) between high and low water) and where incoming tides are funneled into a shallow, narrowing river or lake via a broad bay. The funnel-like shape not only increases the tidal range, but it can also decrease the duration of the flood tide, down to a point where the flood appears as a sudden increase in the water level. A tidal bore takes place during the flood tide and never during the ebb tide."
Search yourself for the meanings of ebb and flood tides.

The Flood Tide

seems to be talking these days
of the deep waters,
the immensities,
the tidal bore that washes
away the sandy
edges of my shore.

The shipwreck below contains
salt soaked bags of tools
left behind to rust
and lose their once sharp edges.

Cut by a coral
outcrop, I fear sharks
will come sooner than later
but then you tie up
your hair for my joy
of letting it all back down
and that cools my jets.

June 27, 2013 7:33 PM


  1. In the end will come the 'tide in the affairs of men that leads to......victory(?)' How does one define victory?

    1. I think I will unask this question and remove the idea of victory from the affairs of men.

      On the other hand, I say he who dies with the most love places well.


The chicken crossed the road. That's poultry in motion.

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