Dappled Cove

My mind a frenzy of things to do, people to call,
email to answer, tasks to complete.
I walk along the water’s edge.
A ripple,
a diamond
caught in sun beams
within a dappled cove.
Worries replaced by wordless things.


About Chris Galvin

Chris Galvin is a Canadian writer, editor and photographer dividing her time between Canada and Viet Nam. Her essay Flood Season was a finalist for the 2012 Best of the Net prize, and Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam won third place (shared) and a Readers’ Choice Award in the 2015 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals, including Descant, Asian Cha, PRISM International, Room, and others. She has written in Vietnamese and English for Vietnam Tourism Review/Kham Pha Du Lich Vietnam Magazine, Travellive, and Du Lich Giai Tri. Chris is currently looking for a home for her recently completed manuscript, Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, a book about living, eating, and tour-guiding in Viet Nam.
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12 Responses to Dappled Cove

  1. goldsongayle says:

    The essence of the poem is present in both the words and the flow, from the jangled first two lines down to the peace of the final statement. Excellent.

  2. Doug says:

    very nice ending


  3. I love this. It really captures that moment of letting go and immersing yourself in the beauty of the moment.

  4. The perfect break from a crazy day. Wonderful 🙂

  5. Andy says:

    It’s nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and what better way to wipe the slate clean than a visit with nature. Nice imagery & flow. Thanks for sharing.

    Day 5: Empty Streams

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