24 April 2013

poetic pause :: the sea

i am Poseidon's daughter. 
at night, i lie on the beach and tuck the ocean in around me. my body, makes an angel footprint in the sand. my hair, long limbed strands of seaweed, spread out beneath the waves holds host to the creatures of the night and of the sea. my daughters, they weave in and out of the waves, interlocking limbs, tumbling flipped fins, sounding off rocks and crushed sea foam.

i am Poseidon's daughter. 
the sea is my groom. i swim deep under the waves with lungs that hold fast the hurting breath of oxygen. down amongst the dark and the deep. hollowed out caverns where eels show me their underbellies and sharks no longer hunt. my feet push together, puttering my submarined body slowly through the icy currents. through the krill. through streamed shades to the home of the starry hung moon of the sea. 

i am Poseidon's daughter.
in the morning light i rise from my bed and throw back the covers of the waves. i comb my gnarled locks, stiff with sea salted grime, i comb them out with rocks of prickled paired shells, shaking the hiding sand in the crevease of my suit. my feet leave no marks in the sand, as i hop from rock to boulder over the green tide and the shadows of the submerged below. walking across water dancing in the air. i am Poseidon's daughter. 

nature in the home series with Lou from LittleGreenShed.
   XXOO


22 comments:

  1. UH - OH, I might be Poseidon's daughter. This lovely piece of writing reminded me of days on the island when my boys and I would pick sea weed out of our hair -after it was already dry (yes, my boys still have long hair). I have always felt to be part of the sea - you describe this so perfectly.
    Chey xo

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  2. Beautiful writing and beautiful photographs. I am really finding this Nature in the Home series really rather relaxing x

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    1. Oh thanks ever so much! I too like this series. xo

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  3. i adore how you describe yourself in the "i am rebecca" to the left. lovely to meet you.

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    1. Lovely to meet you! Thanks so much for saying hello and stopping by! xo

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  4. Hi :) I have only recently found your blog and am really enjoying both your writing and photography, this post is especially beautiful but desperately makes me want to see the sea!

    Chelsea @ afternibbin. x

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    1. Oh thanks so much! I am glad you liked this post Chelsea!
      I hope that you can make it to the sea as soon as you possible!
      xo

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  5. i want to be poseidon's daughter too! :)

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    1. Oh if you want to, then you must be! xo

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  6. Just found you through Lou - your post is beautiful x

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  7. GORGEOUS photos - I just got a fern and want a million more!

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    1. Thanks so Christie! We have ferns growing in our backyard! xo

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  8. Hello - thanks for stopping by my blog. Gorgeous post, words and images. What a lovely blog you have here.

    Gillian x

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    1. Thanks oh so much Gillian! I love comments like yours. Chocolate love for my soul. xo

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  9. Poseidon's daughter! So very lovely, especially those lyrical words and images in the final verse/paragraph. And nice to also discover that nature in the home series. Is it too late for a newcomer to join in? Our lilac tree toppled over a few nights ago so we are surrounded by purple blooms.

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    1. Thanks so much for your sweet comments! I alway feel so lucky to have someone who I admire comment on my blog. As for Nature in the Home Series, I think newcomers are welcome anytime! Really! It posts every wednesday -but you can add your photo this week if you still want. I love the image of of you all being surrounded by purple blooms. (though I can imagine you are not loving losing your lilac tree). xo

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  10. Gosh such beautiful words. Thank you for writing this and linking to me also. I love your foraging xx

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    1. Oh thanks so Lou. I did so forage away (in our back yard)! Though yesterday I sorta wished I had my clippers with me when I was passing a neighbors yard, though I would have never really done it. Looking forward to tomorrows link. xo

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