November 14, 2014

Nature: Craving the Sea

Craving the sea lately.  Even though I catch glimpses nearly everyday, its never enough.  Apparently I'm not the only one, poems around the sea are in the top 10 most written about subjects, right after love, death, spirituality, and war.  Here is one of my favorites by D.H. Lawrence--

The Mystic Blue

Out of the darkness, fretted sometimes in its sleeping,
Jets of sparks in fountains of blue come leaping
To sight, revealing a secret, numberless secrets keeping.

Sometimes the darkness trapped within a wheel
Runs into speed like a dream, the blue of the steel
Showing the rocking darkness now a-reel.

And out of the invisible, streams of bright blue drops 
Rain from the showery heavens, and bright blue crops
Surge from the under-dark to their ladder-tops.

And all the manifold blue and joyous eyes,
The rainbow arching over in the skies,
New sparks of wonder opening in surprise.

All these pure things come foam and spray of the sea
Of Darkness abundant, which shaken mysteriously,
Breaks into dazzle of living, as dolphins that leap from the sea

Of midnight shake it to fire, so the secret of death we see.

Most of these images were taken in the PNW, so amazing to have this in our backyard.  Take a snapshot of the beauty in your backyard and tag with #BeautyInTheBackyard and I will post my favorites!

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Thanks for reading!

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