Breath emulating the sea

It speaks, round hour of early black;
miles of coruscating green,
of subconscious,
and grows bold with passing of time
as though a counterbalance to our light—
hear its perpetual rhythm,
its roar, that seeks to enrich the mind’s coffers,
and tell me, how you feel.

The sea is both sombre season and fury;
is anchorage of being,
I observe them both, as saltish fragrance
fills the air and seeps into the bones—
its touch conveying
luminous truths, which are otherwise unknown.

I fence against the cold;
the marram grass feeds on doubt,
browning in return,
perhaps it’s an omen,
one which I am unable to comprehend,
a notion that lures into its den,
the sea is ballad,
is robustness, is rebuilding of land and faith,
without the sea,
one would be lost, would be indecisive, entirely.

And yesterday the sea was flat, was mute,
the soft white of herring gull was absent,
its hints that were to tug
on strings of psyche pronounced as wanton,
as wayward, as wilful and wild,
but no more—
the sea is within us, is language.
I am beginning to see, as it envelops
in all that is familiar and fierce;
and now, the pages are turning, for the better.

 

 

 

 

 

Picture courtesy: Pinterest

Grace is our lovely hostess at dVerse where she invites us to write Zen poetry. 
Come join us! ❤

Posted for Meeting the Bar: Zen Poetry @dVerse Poets Pub

 

Comments

  1. Grace says:

    Beautiful ode to the sea Sanaa! Specially admire: The sea is both sombre season and fury;
    is anchorage of being, the sea is a ballad; and finally the sea is within us, a language. I look forward to the next year with more amazing poetry from you. Thank you!!!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Grace 😍 so glad you enjoyed it! 💄❤️ I look forward to being with you and the rest of the team next year too! Cheers! 🥂

      (and thank you for the glorious prompt) 🙂

  2. Bjorn says:

    Love love the way you see the mood in the sea’s change. The sea is a mirror.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Absolutely! Thank you so much, Bjorn 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  3. That is one lovely, soothing ending, Sanaa <3

    ~David

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ben 😀 so good to see you! Happy Holidays 💄❤️

      1. you too <3

        ~David

  4. Dora says:

    “The sea is within us” — we can hear its music through your lines, Sanaa. So lovely.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Dora 😀 so glad the poem and its imagery appealed to you 💄❤️

  5. I love your meditation on the sea the anchors us. Perhaps this is why people find the ocean so therapeutic. It connects to their inner being!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Absolutely! Thank you so much, Dwight 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  6. I am beginning to see, as it envelops
    in all that is familiar and fierce;
    and now, the pages are turning, for the better.

    Yes, Sanaa so much to look forward to in the ensuing year. It had been a harrowing year. Anything at all is a privilege!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Hank 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  7. Great ending, Sanaa! Wishing you a happy new year in advance.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Mrityunjay 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

      Happy New Year to you too!

  8. Gillena Cox says:

    “fills the air and seeps into the bones”
    Beautiful contemplative piece Sanaa

    Much💌love

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

      Much love back 🍹🎁

  9. paeansunplugged says:

    So beautiful, Sanaa! You captured the moods of the sea so wonderfully! ❤️❤️
    Happy New Year! 💖

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! Thank you so much, Punam 😀 so glad you enjoyed it! 💄❤️

      Happy New Year to you too! 🥂

  10. rob kistner says:

    Beautiful Sanaa! The sea is within us, as we have a salt water sea within that is affected by our surroundings as any seais.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rob 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  11. Aj says:

    Great ode to the sea <3

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  12. Helen says:

    This is spectacular ~~ truly lovely. I too, have a love affair with the Sea .. the image is perfect for the Zen setting. Wishing you a joyous Holiday Season.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! Thank you so much, Helen 😀 so glad you enjoyed it! 💄❤️

      Happy Holidays! Hope you had a great time 🙂

  13. Love how you translated the wisdom of the sea, stunning write! 😍

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Tricia 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  14. Sara McNulty says:

    “the sea is ballad,
    is robustness, is rebuilding of land and faith,
    without the sea,
    one would be lost, would be indecisive, entirely.”

    So much expressed in this, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sara 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  15. ain says:

    Stunning…the passing of recorded fury..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ain 😀 so glad the poem and its imagery appealed to you 💄❤️

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