Sophia Said – 3

Sophia said it doesn’t matter that you don’t know how, or why, or when.

Listen, there is music.

Grey light

A random google link to Sophia, Goddess of Wisdom brought to my mind the words “Sophia says go out to play.”  So in response to the 5 day photo/story challenge from suedreamwalker check out her lovely blog, I accept this writing challenge and hope my efforts are worthy of Sophia’s wisdom.

The Pond

As my eyes became accustomed,
I could see below the surface.
Whiskers on the black catfish made me think of spiders,
how they run towards you, as if they knew.
It made me shiver but I stayed at the edge,
watched a dragon-fly dance on lily pad leaves,
eager goldfish catching flies, and hundreds of tadpoles,
wriggling like cut worms.
I wondered how and when they turned into frogs,
and where they went when they left the safety of the pond.
It made me wonder about the world.

My nomination for this third photo challenge is Geo Sans, the simplicity and style of his blog are a real treat to see.

Here are the rules for the “Five Photos Five Stories” challenge: “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge.
(Sporadic posting is alright if you’re unable to post each day.)

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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15 Responses to Sophia Said – 3

  1. Yet another lovely post! Can’t wait for the next installment! Hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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  2. Geo Sans says:

    thank you
    for the nomination
    time to play …

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  3. SirenaTales says:

    Beautiful and sensitive, Teri. Thank you for the refreshment. xo

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  5. You paint a beautiful image via your words dear Teri, and the goings on beneath the surface of the pond.. I wonder too where our frogs go or from where they came come to that :-)..
    May the Dragonfly always dance around you my friend to bring lightness and Joy around you.. For its a Symbol of the realm of emotions, invitation to dive deeper into your feeling.. Just as you dived deeper within the pond to face those Catfish whiskers .. xxx

    Hugs and a Beautiful entry and photo xx


    • maskednative says:

      Thank you Sue, for the enlightening insight of the Dragonfly being a symbol of the emotions, and then the Catfish, perhaps a symbol of facing up to unconscious fears. The poem came from a childhood memory, we knew more than we thought we did when we were children didn’t we.

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      • Yes we did Teri, And sometimes I wish the clock could be turned back in time, so that I could nurture that child within again.. In the mean time we have to learn to nurture the child within and love her so that she will not be fearful .. Love to you.. Sue ❤

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