Sun and cloud shadow,

bird-song echoes through an open window.

A dog barks, the cat calls for breakfast.

Kettle boils, coffee brews,

rain falls on the garden.

Structures, solid, recognisable, re-assuring.

Neurons. Electrical impulses. Thoughts. Senses.

Patterns in transit.

The kaleidoscope of life,





Oil painting ‘Transit’ © 2014 Masked Native





About maskednative

There is a gazebo at the end of the garden. It overlooks the estuary. When the tide is in, sea water pools around seaweed covered rocks. The sound is peaceful, meditative. I drink an early morning coffee, listen to the birds singing morning songs, watch a spider spin his fragile life between timber beams above my head. Even in the harshest of winters, the rise and fall of tides, sun-light on water, movement of sky, cloud, moon and stars, allows an awareness of nature behind the mask of perceived reality. I offer my words and pictures in celebration and gratitude to God, for allowing me a glimpse behind the mask. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Bio: Teri Flynn was born in Wales of Welsh and Irish Parents. Educated in England, she moved to Co.Waterford, Ireland in 1997 where her Poetry has since appeared in “The Turning Tide” – an anthology of new writing from Co.Waterford. “Southward” The Journal of the Munster Literature Centre and “Imagine” The Tallow Writers Group quarterly review. Her poetry appears in “Sticky Orchard”, a group effort with Alan Garvey, Jim O’Donnell and Anthony O’Neill and grant assisted by Waterford County Council’s Arts Grant Scheme. “Listening To The Grass Grow” with Jim O’Donnell and Anthony O’Neill was published by Edward Power at Rectory press and most recently, in ‘Murmurings’, Remembering Anthony O’Neil, with Jim O’Donnell and Alan Garvey. Her poem Queen Of The Sea was included in the Chesapeake Exhibition at RUH, Bath, 2011. Figurehead Carver, Andy Peters. Photographic display of Ship’s Figurehead Carvings by Richard Sibley – A themed display of her oil paintings and poems entitled Cynefin, were on display in Waterford during The Imagine Festival in 2017. Cynefin-pronounced kuh-nev-in is a Welsh word meaning habitat or place. A place where a being feels it ought to live, where nature around you feels right and welcoming.
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16 Responses to Transit

  1. Tom says:

    Teri, your words strike a chord early on this Friday morning. It’s the reassuring ‘other’ which gives me hope. A kaleidoscope asks our involvement for the wonder to be revealed. But all too often I dwell on the static pattern. Thank you.


  2. j.h. white says:

    Thanks for the glimpse of your morning Teri…so, so familiar. Beautiful painting, beautiful poem.


  3. …the wonder of being mindful…nice poem…nice painting…


  4. Nick Flynn says:

    nice pic … how big is it?

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  5. I love your poem especially the last line…we are always evolving just like every living thing…lovely way to end a delightful poem! Thanks for sharing!


  6. sherinsk says:

    beautifull poem.ireland i heard is a place with so many natural beauties right?
    one from me.hope you like it.


  7. sherinsk says:

    sorry i meant natural wonders 😆


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  9. Geo Sans says:

    forgetting last night’s dreams
    sensory adjustments

    Liked by 1 person

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