Alchemy

Shape shifting

Water,

rippled in the breeze,

curled edges running quickly to sharp sand,

changing the shape

of this strand,

where bare white crabs

sleep in shallow,

sun-warmed,

salty pools,

where flesh pink shells glisten

like jewels and

raucous sea-gulls

swoon

in a summer-blue sky.

Where Oyster Catchers ride the tide

inches above foam crested waves that break,

the way they always do.

My shadow, cast on seaweed covered rocks, will change, and change, and change.

Welcome home said the sea.

In the muddied mix of life, my footprints finding a trough of fertile silt.

~ ~ ~

Shape Shifting © 2014 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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8 Responses to Alchemy

  1. sherinsk says:

    Beaches are the best right?The sand castles,the waves,the sunset,the crabs running,a really special place right?

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  2. j.h. white says:

    Wonderful Teri…I could feel the salt and sand between my toes this morning.

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    • maskednative says:

      Thank you Jana, going barefoot on sand, grass or stone, should be prescribed for the health of body and mind. I was also thinking of the muddied mix of our life experiences, sometimes very hard to manage at the time, but in retrospect, prove to be the fertile silt for our growth.

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  3. Teri, i am always inspired by the words you share, there is always a certain pleasant imagery that comes to life in such a soothing way…it has to be your precious selfless heart and spirit…but it is wonderful to share moments with you always!

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  4. My shadow, cast on seaweed covered rocks, will change, and change, and change.

    Welcome home said the sea.

    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<Such sparkling emotional imagery.

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