little by little
the sea gives up
it washes to shore
shell by broken shell.
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Until very recently – the last few months or so – I was not particularly fond of the sea, nor she of me, I thought. No oddity arose from this, as the mountains are my home and solace, the sea a simple border between landscapes, maybe even merely being an element to scale distance by.
I would soon discover that there was no truth in this, not for me at least, and without any real intention I have felt the pull of the salt you mentioned, that magnetism, and have explored the oceans from several borders, as if to skirt it and find its secrets before venturing too far into it, and this has had some catastrophic effect on the perspectives I collect and keep in my pocket, hopefully to use again, to see from again, to share – this poem is education at its finest and most revealing. And tomorrow, it will be something else, evolving.
Thank you so much for your comments. The pull of the salt is something I have felt for as long as I can remember. I was blessed to have grandmothers who both lived right by the ocean. Am glad you are discovering its many secrets…
Little by little
the sea gives up
its music –
Beautiful opening, Graham – & ‘bleached notes’ too, fantastic. You can really see a reverent connection with the sea
The sea always brings out the best in me… makes me feel most connected to the world.
Yes! And how interesting that such a shifting body of elements brings out feelings of ‘connectedness’ in us
wow, i loved reading tradersolstice comment. I was no favourite of the sea for most my life, but, I got a job in hawaii 15years ago and FELL IN LOVE with the swell, the ocean, the green, the blue, the breeze and still… so thank you tradersolstice and graham for sharing, inspiring.
And isn’t it amazing that when you fall in love with the ocean, it looves you straight back. Glad this captured some of the ocean’s beauty.
I love ‘bleached notes’ as well. Wonderful poem.
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