Rather Trite Trochee
Tossing, tumbling, tearing, crumbling,
in high waves of surging foam.
seething, spraying waves below
seize the stick thrown from the cliffs.
Boiling water bubbles whitely
‘gainst the wall of grey cliff face,
beating, smashing, smoothing, sanding
until tranformed, it’s tossed ashore.
Gone its edges, roughened barkskin,
smooth to touch and now bleached pale,
shedding salt and sand, watery weight,(yuk)
lightened, rounded, new form made
driftwood, sculpted, curved with grace.