Sea Farers All

Cast your nets wide
let them float o’er time and place.
Savor the brine, its salt upon your lips
antithetical and sometimes complimentary,
to the sweet taste of last night’s wine.

Trail fingers in cool waters
seek star fish and arcing dolphins,
even as sharp-edged crustaceans
fray threads in knotted lines
threaten to disrupt the catch.

Rainbow parrot fish flirt in and out
maneuver through teeming waters.
Beauty thrives, even as leering eel
lurk in darkness, seek their shelter
within life’s disparities.

Sea glass, that human toss-away
tumbled to smooth artifacts
pleasurable to feel, caress, collect.
Dark waters today,
sun kissed tomorrow.

Even the barnacle, crusty and hardened
clings to the worm-holed hull
holds years of secrets in its blight,
another treasure caught
within our thread bare cache.

9 thoughts on “Sea Farers All

  1. AnnMarie Roselli-Kissack July 22, 2015 / 11:55 am

    Morning, Lillian.
    Reading your crystal description in liquid line – the sea, both sound and smell entered my studio this morning…
    As someone who hasn’t made it to the shore in two years (I think) – this was extra special.
    And what a gorgeous photo of Bermuda you snapped.
    Lovely Wednesday to you, my coffee-drinking friend.

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    • lillian July 22, 2015 / 12:03 pm

      Many thanks this cool and clear morning!
      Enjoying our deck this AM: coffee delicious day. Knitting a toddler sweater for a new nephew – they grow so fast!
      Glad to bring the waters to you – we will be at the shore (Provincetown) 2 weeks in Sept — so magical! Time for a trip for you? 🙂


      • AnnMarie Roselli-Kissack July 22, 2015 / 10:33 pm

        You’re welcome.
        Ah, Provincetown – I remember way back when, we went there for a few family vacations – fantastic!
        No trip in the near future – have to get ready for mother-in-law who will be moving in with us end of September – it will be interesting 🙂

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      • lillian July 23, 2015 / 11:02 am

        A permanent move? Or for a fall visit? Some are lucky to move from in-law to in-loved
        …hope that is the case here and that all goes smoothly in the move-in.


      • AnnMarie Roselli-Kissack July 23, 2015 / 12:30 pm

        Karole is a lovely woman and a fellow artist. She shouldn’t be alone at this point in her life, but it will most definitely be interesting. She has been with us for long summer visits already, so I have a very practical sense of how it will meld together.

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      • lillian July 23, 2015 / 12:35 pm

        Love how she spells her name 🙂 She is fortunate indeed to have your family.


      • AnnMarie Roselli-Kissack July 23, 2015 / 10:57 pm

        She added the ending ‘e’ to be more artful. Danish and English bearing, so they went with K instead of C 🙂
        We are fortunate to have her still, as well 🙂
        Thank you, Lillian.

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    • lillian July 22, 2015 / 10:16 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the trip! For me, I love the sea – Provincetown on Cape Cod for two weeks every year – and back to Bermuda this winter. It’s rejuvenating! Glad you came aboard 🙂

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