Spoken By the Sea

Before waves and wind the light
slanted across the sea
silver and shimmering
with clouds painted in the sky
like a Roman chapel.
Birds move silently through the air,
seals bob in the flooding tide;
I sit like the old rocks
quiet and unmoving,
waiting upon the sound of water
and the truth revealed
again and again
in the sacred text
written upon the clouds
spoken by the sea.



Spoken By The Sea


18 Responses to “Spoken By the Sea”

  1. Tony Palombo says:

    Sea and sky in co-creative partnership, one speaking the other writing. Nice picture to start the day. Thank you poet.

  2. Jude says:

    Blessed be for the skill to read the ever present sacred texts.
    Happy New Year

  3. LFJ Gill says:

    Yes, with Tony P., it is a lovely image to start the day. Thank you, Don.

  4. tom wilson says:

    Lovely praise to the energies of the universe.

  5. Stan Grindstaff says:

    The shift from past tense to present tense is stirring in your personal stillness Don…

  6. Judith says:

    Beautiful essences and images to begin a New Year.
    Thank you.

  7. David Banner says:

    Being still reveals so much…….

  8. Ellen Faith says:

    Beautifully evocative of both the outwardness of place and the inwardness of your experience. Thank you, Don.

  9. Paul Blythe says:

    Thanks for overcoming, today’s habit, as we get out of our minds and into our lives of bountiful natural beauty.

  10. Mark Ramsby says:


    Another incredible image painted by a master. Your poetry is a gift in my in-box. Thank you.

  11. Rose says:

    Love the settled coherence of these images, and the lift in the words “sacred text” – it is indeed all around us.

  12. thomas mcdermott says:

    Love your poems and the depth they convey. Bless you for sharing from your soul.

  13. Linda Barnes says:

    Don, The image and words match wonderfully. (who does all your photo work?) I really feel the patient waiting and watching. Thank you.

  14. Bill Dare says:

    What a wonderful invitation to a New Day and way of Greeting the day. Thank you.

  15. Thanks Don, we really do live in “sacred text”. I must tell you when I got this I was chanting silently in my mind a Hawaiian chant: Earth and Sky, sea and stone, hold this land in sacredness.” Love the syncronicity of that.

  16. Maria Frid says:

    The ever present truth revealed in the bobbing of the seals, silent movements of birds and the sacred text written in our hearts and all around paints the most marvelous picture………..thank you!

  17. “The truth revealed again and again in the sacred text written…”
    on the faces of friends awakening to truth of who they are,
    in the eyes of animals giving unconditional love to those in need,
    within the cycles of seasons giving continuity to an unstable world.

    Sacred texts are known through stillness and gratitude.

  18. David Barnes says:

    So many ways to un-Veil the Sacred Text – the Word made Flesh all around within and without – and I love the unVeiling always evident in your writing, Don.

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