Friday, December 30, 2016

She, and the Song of the Sea



Wild Woman lives with the song of the sea in her veins, and the heart of a wolf in her chest: a tired old mother wolf who has seen many seasons, and whose strength is wearing out. But she remembers the pulse of the wild; her blood quickens at sunrise on the coast, as she watches the indefatigable sun rise, morning after morning, the eternal waves ebbing and flowing, on the shore and within her being, through the everness of time, in the only place where her soul is at home. She carries this with her inland, in her waning years, yet every cell of her being is attuned up and over the mountains, where the seaspray, the ancient forest, the eagle's cry, the ley lines in this power place, call to her forever, singing: Come home, come home, so spirit and being can be one, before you lay your body down for the last time.

This place claimed her, long before she claimed it.
It has called to her for lifetimes.
It is forever and forever singing her home.




- a haibun from February 2016. Sharing with the first Poetry Pantry of 2017 at Poets United. On New Year's Day my daughter and son-in-law are driving me up and over the mountain pass to my beloved shore, to enjoy a few days of wild waves and turbulent weather. I will be within sight and sound of the sea for four glorious days. No better way to begin the new year.

Happy New Year, Friends!

30 comments:

  1. Love. In-depth knowledge, love.

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  2. Most beautiful Sherry...sing for many more years for us and no going back home now...wishing a very happy 2017 to you & yours :)

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  3. Beautiful! Yes, there are places we fall in love with forever – and also I am glad to note you carry the wildness in your heart and soul.

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  4. some of us are chosen by the Universe to be the human conduit to a portion of it's intrinsic Nature. it is 'The Way'. you the 'Wolf', i the 'Eagle'. we, with our voices, carry in human form the whispers and with our eyes the aesthetic what otherwise could not be heard or seen. it is our 'duty' and if our heart employs that which is 'love' then so be it,let it be so.

    enjoy mi amiga. i will hear the whispers and see the beauty vicariously through you ! feliz ano nuevo !

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  5. This is lovely and peaceful, Sherry. Enjoy yourself and have a marvelous New Year!

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  6. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your song with us. May 2017 grant us many more

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  7. It is forever and forever singing her home.. how beautiful is that! Yes, I agree..a wonderful way to start this year.

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  8. A Beautiful song of content - the mind at peace and one with universe

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  9. Age is a new challenge for those of adventurous and indefatigable spirit.

    All the best for 2017!

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  10. Through the everness of time is such a wonderful line - i wish you much happiness at the shore and for the new year xo

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  11. Happy New Year, Sherry.

    We are like sun, infatigable as long as we are fueled by our loved ones.

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  12. Enjoy yourself, Sherry, with the people and the places you loved.

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  13. A lovely picture you paint with your words. The hope is that everyone has such a place. HNY!!

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  14. Nature is the eternal giver. In her we find so much... and for the lucky ones, the find is a home.

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  15. A New Year well spent. I wish you the best in 2017.

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  16. This is both beautiful and inspiring.

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  17. I feel joy for you and your return to the shore you so love. I do believe that we carry place inside of us. That it calls and calls us to itself. I envy you,

    Elizabeth

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  18. Truly beautiful, Sherry. I love that sense of belonging in a certain place, and of knowing it intensely.

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  19. Lovely, Sherry. I too love the sea. However, I'm as far as you can get from it in England. :-) Maybe one day.....

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  20. Oh this is absolutely breathtaking verse, Sherry❤️ Happy New Year! xo

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  21. Wow Sherry that was just stunning! Deep and cleansing it touched my soul this one did. It's probably the right time too, if you know what I mean. Love you wild woman!

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  22. Spirituality and transcendence gloriously captured in words.

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  23. to enjoy a few days of wild waves and turbulent weather. I will be within sight and sound of the sea

    Isn't it great? to be full of wild enthusiasm by the sea with a song in welcoming the new year!

    Hank

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  24. Happy New Year ! Enjoy your holiday by the sea.

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  25. I love how your spirit sings. Have a glorious time at Tofino. May the rest of the year match the connection and feelings you have when you're there.

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  26. Sherry a beautiful collection of words....my bestest wishes go with you....take care my friend. Breathe it all in, keep it for a lifetime...it belongs to you, you deserve this!

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  27. Love this Sherry ~ May your heart be forever singing ~ Have a good week~

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  28. Sounds like a glorious place to be!

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  29. To be claimed, and to answer the claim, is a glorious experience!

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I so appreciate you taking the time to read and comment.
Thank you so much. I will be over to see you soon!