Friday, 8 September 2006


They bob in the water
bask on rocks
elegant despite their blubber.

I look closer
see the misfit of their eyes
the someone living inside
not quite at home in ocean
the soul of the girl -
mythical selkie.

Given the choice
I too would hide
in a secret skin
escape to the freedom of sea
the forgetfulness of waves.


harmonyinline said...

I like the way you discribe the seals " elegant despite their blubber" and the last two lines "escape to the freedom of sea
the forgetfulness of waves." are especialy wonderful

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures painted with words once again - this is just so evocative of the many places I have seen seals, but more than that it captures the impishness of the seals themselves...

Crafty Green Poet said...

Glad you like it - the impishness of seals, exaclt bondbloke!

Colin said...

Love it!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Thanks Colin!