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ODE TO LAZINESS – PABLO NERUDA

“She showed me on the sand small broken bits of marine matter, driftwood, seaweed, stones, sea birds’ feathers     & like black crosses, cormorants clinging to the rocks…along the coast all afternoon, sun & fog waged war.  …I took off my shoes beside the fire, sand spilled from them & soon I was falling fast asleep.”  — Pablo Neruda

“It’s always ourselves we find in the sea”

 

maggie and milly and molly and may went down to the beach(to play one day)

 

A perfect morning by the sea 6-24--2013 PROTECT

and maggie discovered a shell that sang so sweetly she couldn’t remember her troubles,

TURBAN SHELL - WATERMARK

 

and milly befriended a stranded star whose rays five languid fingers were;

 

Bat Starfish - closeup WATERMARK

and molly was chased by a horrible thing which raced sideways while blowing bubbles:

Little crab walking along 1-2014 WATERMARK

 

and may came home with a smooth round stone as small as a world and as large as alone.

 

Sea Sand Patterns - 2-27-2014 - 17 WATERMARK

For whatever we lose(like a you or a me) it’s always ourselves we find in the sea –

BIRD ON ROCKS - 2013 - WATERMARK

 

– ee cummings – Maggie, Milly, Molly & May