Monday, April 30, 2012

ocean angel

Silence is a source of great strength. 
Lao Tzu

This morning's little sketch...

today feels melancholic to me.
A melancholic Monday.

I went for an early morning walk on the beach this morning,
and when i came back, i wrote this
in my little journal.

Life is ebb and flow.
It's about learning
when to hold on
and when to let go.
Like the turning of the tides
it comes and goes
in constant transformation.
There are days
where i have the strength
of an ox
and days where i am like
a butterfly in the wind.
On days when i am called
to have strength of steel
i go within
and imagine myself
as the ocean
capable of swallowing shores
and soothing spirits.

My heart pulses
and i become rhythm.
Back and forth,
the ticking of a clock
the breathing in and out
the breaking of waves on the shore
the singing of birds
the leaves in the wind
the footsteps in the sand
the blood in my veins...

i become one with the ocean
and there,
i find my voice.

I hope you all find some time today
to connect with what's important to you
and find your own voice.


  1. Beautiful...wise and powerful..shine on my kindred friend!

  2. I like your poetry. It's very thoughtful and introspective. Often we hear our inner voice the loudest when we are silent. Despite feeling melancholy, your sketch is filled with bright colours though, so hope is near! :-)

  3. Love moments like this... when you can heard your inner voice.
    Thank you for sharing, what a beautiful poem. Clarity & vision. :]
    Take care, dear friend.
    Always a pleasure visiting ((hugs))

  4. your words are so wonderful and powerful. i loved reading along. your angel looks so sad today. i know those days luckily they come and go like ebb and flow and the one needs to other to some degree. Hoping your Monday brightens.

  5. Beautifully written and something I needed to read today. I hope your melancholy feeling turns around soon.

  6. I am glad for your walk on the beach. Our beach is wet wet wet and windy and Gracie and I only managed a wee walk to our neighbourhood Garage Sale Store to offer them a bunch of books and CDs and DVDs that need to find new homes. We are scaling back and letting go and as in the silence there is strength, so too is there in the space and the "less" of Life.
    Long ago my son would say, "Some days are like that, Mom" when we were blue or melancholy. I always smile when I remember that little boy...
    Some days are some days, eh?!
    Love your angel and your poem is moving.

  7. Oh, I love your poem!! And you sad looking angel, too. ;) The beach is a wonderful place to think when you want to or not think when you don't want to. :):)

  8. Fun sketch and your poem is a treasure with wonderful messages ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

    ps ~ Glad you went on the swing ~ I even took ArtMuse Dog on the carousel and we rode on an up and down horse ~ It was great fun ~ forget the adult rules ~ let go ~ Have a wonderful and magical week ~ ^_^

  9. Thank you all for the kind words.
    I guess i don't associate melancholy as being a bad thing. I rather love the quiet. Sometimes, my brain just needs a break. Today was that kinda day. xoxo

  10. Your little angel does look a little sad today. Your poetry is beautiful. May you have some sunshine in your life for the rest of the week!

  11. Lovely post, Pauline! Your poem is full of insight and wisdom, thank you!

  12. I too find that I love the quiet more and more. If I lived near the ocean, I would be there everyday. It is a such a magical place and I always feel better after spending time there.
    Your poem was lovely and created strong images for me as I read it.

  13. You have written beautifully here.