By Sun, By Sea is a short poem by C S Hughes about memory, sadness, surf and old shoes. It is a wistful, whimsical piece that expresses a little of what the Japanese call mono no aware (物の哀れ), a sense of the regret of time passing, but also acceptance of the ephemeral, the transient nature of things, of life, of experience.
The book has been created in Apple’s iBooks digital format, richly illustrated with the author’s own artwork and photography of coastal scenes and details. It opens with a few moments of sound and video that take the reader to a distant beach, distant in time and memory. It also features a gallery of images, photography from the coastal regions of Ventnor, Phillip Island, and Inverloch, on the Bass Coast of South Eastern Victoria, Australia.
To celebrate the release of C S Hughes’s latest piece, Four Score – a poem you can play, we are giving away 20 copies of By Sun, By Sea to our regular Nerdalicious readers. Send an email or leave a comment and we will send you a message with a free iBooks download code for By Sun, By Sea. If you haven’t used it before we’ll include instructions on how to enter the code to redeem the book.
You will need a Mac or iPad with Apple’s iBooks installed to read the book.