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Sunday, July 10, 2011

By the sea....

The Sea Spirit
Lucy Maud Montgomery
I smile o'er the wrinkled blue­
                                     Lo! the sea is fair, Smooth as the flow of a maiden's hair;
And the welkin's light shines through 
Into mid-sea caverns of beryl hue,
And the little waves laugh and the mermaids sing,
And the sea is a beautiful, sinuous thing!

When moonlight glimmers dim
I pass in the path of the mist,
Like a pale spirit by spirits kissed.
At dawn I chant my own weird hymn,
And I dabble my hair in the sunset's rim,
And I call to the dwellers along the shore
With a voice of gramarye evermore.

sea turtle from nat geo

I scowl in sullen guise­
The sea grows dark and dun,
The swift clouds hide the sun
But not the bale-light in my eyes,
And the frightened wind as it flies
Ruffles the billows with stormy wing,
And the sea is a terrible, treacherous thing!

 And if one for love of me
                                          Gives to my call an ear, I will woo him and hold him dear,
And teach him the way of the sea,
And my glamour shall ever over him be;
Though he wander afar in the cities of men
He will come at last to my arms again.

 everything loves the sea

one of the most beautiful beaches in the world

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  1. Oh that mosaic is simple and magnificent. The colors and the patterns in the water...very creative use of a mosaic!

  2. This post is gorgeous from beginning to end, and the mosaic of the blue waters with its simplicity is awesome. Your collection of shots today are absolutely beautiful and the poetry beautiful. Kudos for one fabulous post this week. Genie

  3. Stunning mosaic...the different ocean shots look so beautiful together.

  4. So, so pretty! Blues are my favorite colors. Thanks for sharing at MM. :)

  5. Hi Marsha. Your post is equisite today with images and verse! Love it as I spent a gorgeous afternoon and evening on the beach yesterday and got some great sunset shots. Love your mosaic. Your aquamarine post got me going last week and I explored the colour for this week's post! Also I posted my fig salad which is similars to your lovely bruschettas that you did for the first Stone Gable Menu. Just had to do both for today..phew... Have a great day!



  6. So beautiful both words and photos xx

  7. Gorgeous gorgeous poetry dear Marsha. And lovely photographs and colours I just love the one with the horses on the shoreline. I always wanted a horse of my own!


  8. What a beautiful post. Is there nothing more beautiful than the sea? I never ever tire of looking at it and in fact feel like I am under a spell when I am looking at it. Beautiful!

  9. Elegant blues - the sea makes me happy in the looking, in the smelling and in just being near it.

  10. I found you through browsing and am so glad a did - a wonderful blog. Thank you - Suzi

  11. Beautiful images that make us long to go back to the beach. Our favorite time of day on the beach is sunset...such a magical time. Lovely post! Going to check out the other blogs a little later today. Happy Monday!

  12. Oh Marsha, this is so wonderful and refreshing! It's very hot here. I'm baking. So, your post with these beautiful images made my day!
    Again - what a wonderful world!

    Have a great week my friend!
    Many greetings from Périgord,

  13. Very creative! Loved your collage of the sea!

  14. You really do pick the most wonderful images...I love the solitary chair on the Maldives beach...you've transported me millions of miles from home :)

  15. Oh wishing I was on a paradise beach right now! What about brunch on thta fabulous dining table... to die for!

    Hugs & kisses from Rio!

  16. OHHH, Marsha...you have cushioned my return from the azure, aqua world of the Florida Keys back into reality! My Splenderosa earrings were a hit and the white wedding was perfection at the most glorious setting at sunset. I am a water-girl, it is definitely in my blood. Your post had me at the undersea heels...

    And because I have been away...re your friend's husband...it seems that men as they age get so much softer, tough on the outside but like tissue paper on the inside, and they cannot face difficulty; afraid they will crumble at their own or a loved one's 'pain.' We ladies on the other hand are soft on the outside but will rise to the occasion with the toughness of a bear. Sometimes it is impossible to teach an old dog new tricks...Compassion and understanding, acceptance and the knowledge that you have helped your friend immeasurably are yours, my friend. Hugs, C

  17. The sea mosaic is gorgeous. Your choice of poem makes me wonder if you've read Lucy Maud Montgomery's "Anne" books.

  18. So beautiful, Marsha. The sea absolutely feeds my soul. Really, it's hard to explain what it does for me. Love your mosaic. I've got to learn how to do that


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