Monday, January 21, 2013

Sun skimming, sea swimming

(A friend posted a picture on Facebook. It's a photograph of a deep, blue ocean during the day. The water is calm with gentle waves. The surface of the ocean is a study in lovely blue gradients. Beyond it is a clear sky. It has no clouds and the waters have no ships. Across this picture is scribbled in white, frothy font - 'free'. Thought of this poem when I saw that picture.)

The body sleeps
The self steps out
Crumbs of broken slumber
Still lodged in nails
 
The horizon tilts
The self slides down
Lands on the velvet blue
Over which stars set sail

 

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