Bella Beach Retreat

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Bella Beach retreat

Out of the panic of snow
in the valley,
the brave few
burst out onto the coast.
Rolling dunes to our left
and a sense of adventure
and camaraderie in our BMW pod.

Stopping for supplies
like pioneers
venturing a new temporary life,
we hopped our way down
the coast line
darling town to darling town.

Pulling into our familiar
and much needed
Nantucket-style away place,
we dropped our bags,
explored the cottage
and popped a cork.

With raspberries floating
in our bubbles,
we toasted in front of the fireplace
anticipating the healing
and joy that is retreat.

Homemade soup,
flowing champagne
and furniture rearranged
around the hearth,
we made our homestead nest.

With the warmth
of hotty toddies
in our happy tummies,
we bundled for a cloud-filtered moonlight
beach walk.

The waves flashed
their white toothed smiles
in their dark faces.
The tide going out or in
we couldn’t tell
but the sand was soft
and forgiving
and the ocean-charged air
drew out pent up worries
whisking them out to sea.

We stood in front of Ocean
that ancient emotional and wise feminine creature
for a long while
draining away the distractions of the world
Breathing in the salted chill
Breathing in the truth of love
and loss and hope.
Filling with the power
to change and grow
and make our lives our own.

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About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to “light the gloomy corners of the world.” She facilitates writing workshops both online and face-to-face and is a dynamic speaker on inspiration, innovation, change, and healing. Dawn believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her business and her blog are called: create the dawn.
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