Thursday, 6 August 2015

SOVEREIGN SEA


















We leave behind grey Nordic skies
to find ourselves on the shores 
of a diamond-tipped sea
along the south coast of England.
One moment the water is clustered in silver,
the next mellowing down to a turquoise,
as if someone had covered it with a gigantic velvet blanket.










We spend time with family
over fish&chips by the sea (as you do),
cousins re-bonding,
as they look for treasures on the beach
and have a game of cricket
in grandma's garden. 












In the evening, the air stills,
the sounds of passers-by
and shrieks of seagulls
distancing to a faint blur.

The waves take centre stage,
as they crash against barriers,
white foam encircling our feet.

I fill every atom of my soul.






















(Before and after our trip,
Keane has been playing full blast. 
This one filmed on the shoreline of 
their hometown Bexhill-on-Sea,
one of the stretches 
where we filled our pockets 
with stones and clam shells.)














Taakse jää harmaa pohjoinen taivas,
edessä timanteissa välkehtivä meri
Englannin etelärannikolla. 
Ensin aallot hohtavat hopeaa
kunnes joku on levittänyt niiden päälle
 turkoosinvihreän samettipeiton. 


Vietämme aikaa sukulaisten kanssa,
syödään pakolliset paperiin käärityt
fish&chipsit meren rannalla,
kuten tapaan kuuluu. 
Serkukset etsivät aarteita rannalta
ja pelaavat mummin puutarhassa krikettiä.
Heillä on jo se sellainen selittämätön yhteys,
joka jatkuu siitä, mihin viimeksi jäi.

Illalla ilma ei värähdä,
ohikulkijoiden äänet
ja lokkien huudot vaimenevat. 
Aallot loistavat pääosassa,
ne hyökyvät yli rantavallien,
valkoinen vaahto ympäröi
 meidät ihmettelijöiden jalat.

Täytän sieluni jokaisen sopukan.


(Olen huudattanut Keanea 
ennen ja jälkeen matkan,
joiden kotikaupungissa 
Bexhill-on-Seassa
on linkkaamani video kuvattu. 
Sielläkin täytettiin taskut
kivillä ja simpukoilla.)
























6 comments:

  1. Your pictures are SO beautiful, I love, love, love the sea.

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    1. Thank you sweet Jeanette for your kind words <3
      The sea is a mesmerising element,
      I'd find it hard to live too far away from it...
      The sense of freedom it creates. x

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  2. Lovely post, as always. You have a soul of poet and eyes of an artist. Love this blog.

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    1. Dear Anonymous,
      A humble thank you from my heart...
      This touched me.
      Take care, xxx
      xxx

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  3. You are so right about the sea...the longing. The deep is always calling to the deep in me. And those depths of the sea are infinite...like eternity. I am so glad that you were able to go and breathe in, drink in all that the water freely offers. I am going tomorrow to my favorite Northern shores.

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  4. That's exactly it,
    & you express it so beautifully
    - eternity,
    and the vastness of it
    is what one's soul yearns for...
    Thinking of you and those crashing waves on Northern shores, x

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