Flounder-like, belly side down
Arms as elbowed paddles
Ten-toed fin, to guide her stern
She points her freckled nose
As dolphin do
Faint thin line
Goal to nowhere
Far, far, away
As if to aim for nothing,
Or toward everything
Invisible to the eye
Every now and then
Covered by the pulsing salty ebb
The water’s wet heartbeat
Slower than her own
This aquatic journey
Finds her rolled, in seconds flat
Into a soggy silk cocoon
Tossed, her torso bent, curved
Into a salty spherical swell
The beginning of the giving in
And not against
Of good intent
Eyes now skyward
From wave on wave
Those cotton white
Mirrored on the sea
Yet dancing freely
Against the sky
This is how she learned
Joining the folks at Tweetspeak for the poetry prompt: swell
Wishing you eyes to discover
A heart to see break through moments when things look dull and grey
A yearning for pause in the busy
Comfort in your pain
Joy where there is fullness
Ears to hear quiet amid the noise
Warmth where the cold has settled in
Wholeness in the broken
Grace in your weekend, grace on your days of week’s end
a bit of poetry amid all the prose
And the faith to grab hold of His plans for you
The future is bright in the light of His love.
Joining Sandra Heska King for Still Saturday
May you experience the power of a touch, a glance, a silent prayer. May you embrace the quiet, enter into the praises in the music, hear anew the wind blow through and touch your face. May the sirens, screams, loud cries of the world fall silent on your soul as you seek His face, His charachter and His grace, in the beautiful silence.
Hoping wordless moments ride on wings like eagles, and lift you up into the Holy places for intimate moments of worship, prayer, and praise to God the Father.
Wishing you Silence on this Sabbath, a transforming and restorative pause from the world, and a regenerative break from the words.
Peace of our Lord,
Joining Deidra’s wonderful Sunday Community and The Nester for the 31 Days Series.
This is Day 14. You can read the collective here.
Please feel free to leave a comment, but in the spirit of Silence-No Words, you may choose to simply embrace the quiet and leave your sweet quiet presence instead. Enjoy the tranquil, enjoy the quiet.