Saturday, February 28, 2009

S is the Sound of the Sea

I read this book years ago (a birthday gift from Aunt Janet). Still, it holds one my favorite passages ever. I'm in love with the alliteration and its image of the sea. I think of it every time I hear the open ocean.
"S is the sound of the sea. Her surge and suck, her spray and surf. Sometimes she seethes. She knows the sound of smooth. With her s, the sea marries the shore, and then there is scamper and slush in the sand. With curling s's the sea rises to stroke the side of her superior, the sky, who loves and meets her in the s of spray, s spawned in liquid and air."

Ahab's Wife, Sena Jeter Naslund. pg 560

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