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Monday, January 21, 2013

Aegri Somnia Vana*

to the land beyond the sea
the fragrance of the earthen potpourri
    walking down the hint of a path,
    erased by impatient feet,
                      to the sea.
The forest marched down
to the waters edge
    clung to slivers in the severe wrinkled face of the cliff, and
    on islands the tide shaped;
Yet couldn't,
   wouldn't press,
   even a gnarled toe
into the rocky sand-shore,
    to feel a shy wave
    glide forward,
    reach around toes to heals, and
    tug you in closer to play.
How lonely!-
    to only drink
    the windward rains;
only feel briny breezes run wild fingers
    through needle-tresses,
only smell the suns reflection, scattered from every
    glistening pebble
    bull kelp, fallen feather;
To watch, and wait, at the precipice of a wonder;
To be rooted to this rugged, cumbersome land
    and never to touch, taste,
    one teardrop
                       of the Pacific's compassion.

May your tears always find a path home to the sea. ~

Olympic Mountains

Written on November 5th, 2012

*Translation: A sick man's empty dreams, a line of Horace's

1 comment:

  1. Nicole, So good to know you through your profile on the Blogger. I am also glad to know your other interest. You have mentioned the disease you have which is called Lyme. I trust and hope that it is not a life threatening disease. Even if it is there is nothing impossible to the Lord Jesus Christ. He can bring complete healing to you from this disease. It is my prayer that the Lord would heal you completely and use you for His glory. I am in the Pastoral ministry for last 33yrs in a great city of Mumbai, India a city where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live with a population of 18 million of which half of the population lives in the slums and those who live in the slums are the people who are poor, marginalized and socially, politically and economically oppressed. We reach out to such people with the love of Christ to bring healing to the broken hearted and give new hope and future to those who have no future and hope. We also encourage young people like you as well as adults from the West to come on a short term missions trip to work with us and have life changing experience. If your disease permit we would love to have you come on a short term missions trip and work with us. I am sure that you will have a life changing experience. If you are interested please contact me on my email id which is < and my name is Diwakar Wankhede