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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

mermaids, magazines & making things ...

~gathering sea glass~
I've been gathering sea glass
and placing it in my hair
letting the wind decide
where it should settle there

With the light of the sun
each piece glistens and shines
warming my head
and soothing my mind

keeping gathered treasures
within reach
as I mindfully walk
a stretch of the beach

I reach up
and run my fingers through strands
looking for glass
to touch my hand

reminding me what's real
with each piece
I lovingly feel

Filling up
all of this headspace
with treasures found

along my sacred space

Seems I've created a vessel
for the light to shine in
and isn't that really the place
where it must begin.
~deb dunn~

I know I have often shared here how fortunate I feel to live along Lake Ontario ~ where I can walk the beach on any given day. 
 Walking meditation * listening and in tune with the tide * taking my thoughts to the lake * cloud watching * feeling the sand between my toes * and gathering ... finding those lovely little glistening coloured pieces of glass ~ loved and washed and tumbled over and over again xo
It was only a matter of time 
that all this beach glass gathering
found itself in a painting :-)
hair blowing wildly
picking up pieces of glass
letting them land as they wish
"gather yourself
 by the seashore
and I will love you there.
assemble yourself
 with  wild things
with the songs
 of the sparrow
 and sea foam
let mad beauty
 collect itself
 in your eyes
and it will shine
calling me.
for I long
for a man
with nests
 of wild things
 in his hair.
a man

I love to spot birds on the beach
whether tiny  sparrows * * sand pipers * red winged blackbirds *  sea gulls  who always look to see if I have food :-) * to the large  commorants who I watch in awe as they fly above ...

my sweet friend Christine sent me the latest issue of Faerie Magazine all the way from Connecticut
because inside was a lovely story all about sea/beach glass
that she knew I would love {and I did}!
"mermaid tears" was a term I hadn't heard before, but fell in love with the moment I read
"did you know that if a mermaid happens to fall in love with a sailor, she swims alongside his ship in order to protect him? Mermaids become very attached to the men they love"
~made me love sea glass all the more~


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Love your poem Deb. Sea glass is magical to me and rare since I live land locked.

Deb said...

hi Lisa ~ thank you so much.
Send me an email - you can find it at the top of the page 'contact' and I will send you some x