Loom of Earth and Sea

The sea tells its story
in shimmering waves
on this sunlit morning.
Many come to ease their hearts
and the earth receives them
as mothers do
in a place of return
old as the mountains.
Words of sorrow, words of joy,
words of redemption
and words of final peace.
Each ending a beginning
and each story the yarn
for timeless weaving
on the loom of earth and sea.




















Reading of “Loom of Earth and Sea” with music by Ali Farka Toure


9 Responses to “Loom of Earth and Sea”

  1. Tom Figel says:

    Don, the “loom of Earth and sea” is a fine description. And is the photo your creation, too? Thank you.

  2. Marco Menato says:

    Magnificent … thank you! Thank you for capturing that dynamic in words that recreate it.

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  4. Soma says:

    Beautiful, Don. Thank you!
    I am reminded of my first visit to a Waldorf High School in Wilton, New Hampshire called High Mowing established in the 1940’s. I visited in 1978 and was blown away when I walked into an empty classroom filled with 17 looms! What a creative way to weave together the lives of the students and teacher in self and collective expression! I could feel the weight I was carrying from the education I had received being lifted from my shoulders, like in your poem, as I considered the possibility of children’s lives being transformed in such a vital way. When Charlene and I had our three children in the 1990’s on Sunrise Ranch, we were fortunate enough to be near the Riversong Waldorf School in Ft. Collins and to send the there.

  5. Veronica Lim says:

    Love the music, photo, and the image you create with the loom of earth and sea. Thank. you, Don.

  6. Christina Pivarnik says:

    Another beauty, Don! Thank you. Yes, the sea does tell its stories in so many ways.

  7. Pat Fitzsimmons says:

    Well said Don! Judy and I just spent a few days at the coast letting the waves weave their magic…….

  8. Ed Haimes Construction says:

    Thank you, Don for the beautiful tapestry of poetic verse weaved through the earth and sea loom of eternity. A true yarn of delicate substance.

  9. Tom Wilson says:

    Beautiful, Don. Thanks.

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