Midnight

The moon shone
Silver,
A glowing orb

The sky,
Black as ink
Ebony with ivory

The sand,
Soft and warm
Richer than gold

The waves,
Crashing white
And colourless

The spray's ghosts
Hissing threats
Fading to a whisper…

The dolphins
Small grey arcs
Yonder

The whales,
Their blowholes
The ocean's fountains

Cliffs and forest
All around, framing
The perfect sight

The sky
Brightens,
Frightening the moon

The sun,
A shady red haze
Rising soon…

As I walk
With you, I
Realise that

Nothing is more
Beautiful
Than
Love