Oh, wild, untamed and glorious
coastal beaches of Clayoquot Sound,
you sang your siren song for years
before I journeyed here.
Your ley lines drew me to you
and I remain here, bound
by your wild and thrilling beauty
and all the joy I've found.
setting, your waves in endless spin,
my heart rose to meet you like a lover.
Like a lover, you took me in.
windsurfing the sky. Wild Woman
was born in that moment; she
had never flown so high.
seabirds wheeling free, sunrises and sunsets
each a gift sent just for me,
beach dogs running wild along the sand
with happy, loopy grins - you opened your wild shores
I see: the gentle slopes of Wah'nah'juss
so comforting to me; Grandfather Cedar,
Tonquin Guardian, 800 years or more
you have stood guard in the forest
guarding our untrammeled shore.
wolf and whale and bear,
live close, where I can see them,
in this wild world that we share.
it asked me to come back.
Now I have everything I need;
there is nothing that I lack:
I have grown old loving you
and the loving has been sweet.
I will walk my last years
on your sandy shores with happy feet.
held fast by the song of the sea,
my heart as grateful as it ever was
for all you've given me.