Letting Go

sky trails

Swim little fish,

swim to the edge of the deep blue sea,

to the thin line of sky…and imagine…just imagine,

letting go.

 

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 – http://www.tallshipsgallery.com 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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13 Responses to Letting Go

  1. Tom says:

    To the periphery of consciousness and imagination. I really like this.

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  2. maskednative says:

    Yes Tom, a voyage of discovery. Thank you.

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  3. SirenaTales says:

    Release and loveliness….thank you. xo

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  4. Geo Sans says:

    discovering depths
    ~
    wiggling
    from the river
    small salmon
    overwhelming beauty
    blue ocean

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  5. maskednative says:

    Wiggling, a great word.
    Small salmon, leaping against the flow.

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  6. I am that fish. And I feel very little in a big pond. Still, I swim on because it is my nature and desire, to soar. This is sublime.

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  7. Brilliant! Love the words you write and how the image brings greater meaning. 🙂

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  8. Too often we cling to the well known and trusted instead of throwing ourselves into new adventures or just something new. Great post!

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    • maskednative says:

      Yes I agree with you Otto, it is fear of the unknown that holds us back. The Hopi Native Indian Elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open and our heads above water. See who is there with you and celebrate.

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