The Sea- a Longing
The Sea- a Longing
By Tony DeLorger © 2011
I have always loved the sea, have often lost myself in its mystery its awe-inspiring magnificence, and when I’m not near have longed to smell its sweet and salty breath. The sea to me is like a metaphor for life, within it the mysteries of our beginnings and the ebb and flow of change, life and death.
Water is an element that is most meaningful for us, being so much of our body’s makeup. We have a special connection to water and the sea, as vast and seemingly endless as it is, it captures our hearts and soul.
I know when we feel low, being near the sea is healing, it’s relentless movement and power somehow eases human anguish, makes us feel smaller and our problems relatively insignificant.
The following poem I wrote some years ago; it celebrates the beauty of the sea. I hope you enjoy it.
Tony DeLorger (6/11/06)
Aqua’rine bubble-clean and strands of velvet gold,
Horses stealth of mysteries wealth and classic stories told.
Crystal bobs with hair like fronds are dancing in the waves,
While hermits waltz the side step, in crusty water caves.
Sands of past and future dunes, are flighted with the breeze,
To destinations, water graves and cyclic tides released.
Cuttles, claw and aba’lone are strewn about the shore,
Where pad and footprints cross in lines and trails even more.
Gulls aloft on updraughts scoop, the fishes from their wake,
And curse the ones that got away, too deep for feathered take.
Mystique of salt and sand and wave imprinted on our minds,
Keep us coming for to be here, to breathe this life sublime.
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