“Mystery”: A poem by Loretta Siegel




When I am restless and forlorn,

Near sand and sea I am reborn.

Near dancing dogs and gulls that dive,

Near crashing surf I come alive.

I love your symphony so swift and sure,

Your harmony so sweet and pure.

Your waves first tall, then small, then gone.

I counted five, then three, then one.

But that one lingers just for me…..

I think I’ll call it “Mystery.”


Loretta Siegel may be reached at 510-582-1717 and lives in Hayward, California. She encourages readers to attend the Hayward City Library’s book clubs and writers’ groups.