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By the sea

Wellington Harbour taken from Eastbourne Beach, 20 January 2008

Being by the sea always grounds me. It makes me feel connected and alive. My being is always at peace when I am by the sea.

Today I stumbled across this poem by Erica Jong and it spoke to me.

People Who Live
From At the Edge of the Body

People who live by the sea
understand eternity.
They copy the curves of the waves,
their hearts beat with the tides,
& the saltiness of their blood
corresponds with the sea.

They know that the house of flesh
is only a sandcastle
built on the shore,
that skin breaks
under the waves
like sand under the soles
of the first walker on the beach
when the tide recedes.

Each of us walks there once,
watching the bubbles
rise up through the sand
like ascending souls,
tracing the line of the foam,
drawing our index fingers
along the horizon
pointing home.

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One Response to “By the sea”

  1. on 17 Feb 2008 at 12:09 pm Denice Midgley

    Teh way you express yourself is creative simplicity.

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