Cynefin

Dolphin dream

Like white-foamed waves that break on lonely beaches. Like the wind’s song where no one hears the wind. They beckon us, I know, but to no purpose –The old forgotten things of humankind.

‘Remembrance’ – From Cofio – Waldo Williams

~ ~ ~

In my dream, dolphins played in a friendly sea.

Their joy swelled my heart.

I clapped my hands,

applauding their display and immediately,

they were stilled,

their searching eyes fixed on mine.

In that fleeting moment,

that  recognition of something other than myself,

all my senses were aware of

the ‘other’ in me,

the ‘other’ in them.

~ ~~

Cynefin

A Welsh word for habitat or place. A place where a being feels it ought to live, where nature around you feels right and welcoming.

Painting -Dolphin Dream – Teri Flynn * Masked Native

About maskednative

I live in Ireland, in an extended cottage overlooking Waterford Estuary, privvy to constant changes of light on water, colour and movement, tides and people. I am anglo-Irish and although my initial intention was to live here for a year and a day, I am still here, a blow-in to these shores for the past fifteen years. There have been countless times when I wanted to run back to England with homesickness and relief, but for one reason or another, so far, it has not been possible. I surrender, the soul of Ireland has captured me, allowed a glimpse of the world behind the mask of everyday experiences, bringing forth a mixture of words and pictures from an ordinary everyday life, filled with ordinary everydayness that I offer as a celebration, to the creator of this truly wonderful planet.
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13 Responses to Cynefin

  1. SirenaTales says:

    How lovely…this image, these words resonate deeply for me. Thank you for the warming beauty….

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  2. j.h. white says:

    Cynefin … a great word…”the other in me…the other in them”. I’m always looking for this where ever I find myself.
    And I agree with Chloe. Thank you, Teri, for the warming beauty!

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  3. Geo Sans says:

    our place
    ~
    I am myself
    here
    there
    everywhere

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  4. platosgroove says:

    I am enjoying your work. I look forward to getting to know you though your words. The other inhabits a poet’s words. You provide a space for it to be reconginzed.

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  5. maskednative says:

    Thank you so much for looking at so many of my posts, and for the wonderful comment you paid me above. I appreciate your presence and look forward to reading more of your posts too.

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  6. Lovely all round…words, images….

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