Thursday, July 31, 2008

My Sea is Green

I once had the sea,
my world was blue, azure, and aquamarine
the color in my eyes reflected it's hue
and my soul the beauty beyond my shores.
Knowing this dream was to be bittersweet
another sea called me home.

I again have the sea
my world is green and lush,
my eyes reflect the homeland.
Green, the shores of my ancestry,
my soul unites with their history
and bonds this dream
to be by the sea and
I am home,
my sea is green.

Collecting oil paintings of the ocean is my way of keeping Florida with me at all times. Family matters pulled me from her shores a few years ago, but reflecting back, Iowa is my root and it's attributes, I am all too familiar with, so it remains my soul mate...however, Florida and the ocean are never far from my mind and I know someday I will return, but for now I collect the sea around me with shells and jars of sand...if I could only bottle that salty air that swallows me whole the minute I drive over the state line...ahhh, the over-active imagination...everybody needs one, aye...


timeworninteriors said...

I love the sea also! Although I have never lived near the sea, I am enchanted by the sound, sight and smell of it when I visit. I love to sit on the beach for hours and do nothing!

Greyscale Territory said...

I am sure you knew I would love this post! I am addicted to wandering by the sea! For now, I can do that daily!

But like you, if I need to leave here, I am sure I will take my shells and my bottled sand with me!

Great post!

The Feathered Nest said...

I can so see you in Florida Sharon!!! You have a spirit about you that seems as though it is meant to be by the ocean....does that sound strange? I feel like those who move and live by the shore are daring, carefree and wonderful people....xxoo, Dawn

paisley said...

i loved the majority of my adult life in florida.. my parents are still there... i am on the northern california coast,, and will probably never get back to florida for good... but my heart will always be there just the same....

MuseSwings said...

I love Florida! Every day that I'm here.
Sharon, I've challenged you to a song game that is making the rounds. Stop by my blog.

JenX67 said...

my father, who has Alzheimer's Diseease, was a sailor and often wrote poetry about the sea. now, i want to go back and see if he ever wrote about it being sea. the thing is, it *is* green. every ocean i've ever seen - except for the beach in cancun was green - especially the view from the boardwalk in atlantic city.

Utah Grammie said...

Beautiful words about both places - Florida and Iowa - you are a good role model to "Bloom where you are planted"
Have a great week-end my friend-

High Desert Diva said...

Just catching up after 3 days away.

Love these paintings and your poem. I have a room for my beach items... and I do wish that salty air scent would find its way to the desert!

My vacation to the beach is 21 days away....