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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Witness to a Moment

Sitting on the rocks with a book, my hair a riotous tangle in the wind, I heard what sounded like a whale expelling air through his blow hole. Were it not for the sound, I would have missed it. A sea lion surfacing and diving. Blowing out and taking in air. Once coming up with a whole silver fish in his mouth. I was the only witness to this moment. And now it is mine and mine alone.

Maggie (who is a wonderful poet) left the most beautiful poem in the comments of my last post. So beautiful, in fact, that I wanted to pull it here for all to read. Thank you so much Maggie.

Wandering souls
more at home
in the far reaches of the globe gathering sea tumbled glass
and communing with penguins.
Speak to the dolphins
synchronous swimming.
Take me there in your journals
Let me feel the ocean loam
and hear the cry of gulls
as the sun sets in your direction.

16 Comments:

Anonymous gr said...

Yay Maggie!
Alright Lucia!

2:44 PM  
Blogger jen said...

suits you to perfection.

i am wandering in my mind's eye along side you.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Meno said...

That's really beautiful. That Maggie has a way with words, as do you.

4:33 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Well, Lucia inspired it truly. Thank you for honoring me.

6:02 PM  
Blogger QT said...

What wonderful moments you are having. Nature really has a way of cleansing me, that's for sure. I know the feeling of which you speak.

And maggie, that is a wonderful poem!

6:31 PM  
Blogger KC said...

Lovely poem, indeed.

And your travels are not disappointing me...

I can't believe you are living this.

6:52 PM  
Blogger Citymouse said...

beautiful, just beautiful

6:37 AM  
Blogger Sanjay said...

That was your special moment.
Oh ya Magiie totally rocks, I look forward to her Friday poems every week.

7:26 AM  
Blogger St. Dickeybird said...

Wow, VERY nice!
:)

8:00 AM  
Blogger Mona Buonanotte said...

You're the luckiest girl. In. The. World.

11:10 AM  
Blogger Thailand Gal said...

Great poem... and you created a lovely picture to go along with it! Traveling is just the most wonderful thing!


Peace,

~Chani

1:28 PM  
Blogger Denguy said...

I guess we're all just travelling through you.

2:12 PM  
Blogger kat said...

That poem was really beautiful.

3:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That poem is beautiful... like a mantra for your journey.

Tink

4:10 PM  
Blogger Steven Novak said...

SIgh...

I wish I was a poet.

Steve~

6:21 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Lucia, what you described is what I would call a Zen moment -- one of those moments where it's only you, or you feel that everything is you. Hard to put into words.

And you're a poetess too! Amazing!

4:13 PM  

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