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Ocean Dreaming…

immersed in the purity of silence
absorbing the heat
pray for stillness to stop
the racing energy of a voracious mind

imbibe the balmy vapour, sweat tickles skin
as eyes drink with enchantment the miniature waterfall
that throws bubble kisses at my face
tree bamboo falls soon burst dancing pressure on my back
like magic erase stress from a work-a-day world

transported to remember those isolated beach walks
where crashing waves seduced me to revolutionary freedom
drawing me to race with wild abandon into the white foam
complete surrender to swim for hours a mermaid singing
a song to the exuberant delight of the now

surrendering body extremely alive to the charge and the
wildness of the unknown
smiling daises imprinted a tender yet rigorous odyssey
that lead me back to then

dreams and prayers etched in my heart
slumping down deep into the boiling hot of the pool
dreams imbedded, lines sparkling with the delight
all that exists is the now and the overwhelming peace of just being

© Anthea Slade 2012

15 June 2012

Creating art and writing is like breathing to me, it keeps me alive. If I stop creating my world shrinks and contracts. When I start to create again it expands and is filled with colour. I feel whole. To create is to be completely, unabashedly alive.

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  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeover 2 years ago

    Ocean Dreaming…

    immersed in the purity of silence
    absorbing the heat
    pray for stillness to stop
    the racing energy of a voracious mind

    imbibe the balmy vapour, sweat tickles skin
    as eyes drink with enchantment the miniature waterfall
    that throws bubble kisses at my face
    tree bamboo falls soon burst dancing pressure on my back
    like magic erase stress from a work-a-day world

    transported to remember those isolated beach walks
    where crashing waves seduced me to revolutionary freedom
    drawing me to race with wild abandon into the white foam
    complete surrender to swim for hours a mermaid singing
    a song to the exuberant delight of the now

    surrendering body extremely alive to the charge and the
    wildness of the unknown
    smiling daises imprinted a tender yet rigorous odyssey
    that lead me back to then

    dreams and prayers etched in my heart
    slumping down deep into the boiling hot of the pool
    dreams imbedded, lines sparkling with the delight
    all that exists is the now and the overwhelming peace of just being

    © Anthea Slade 2012

    15 June 2012

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 2 years ago

    VERY VERY VERY LOVELY, FANTASTIC !!!!

  • Guendalyn thank you so much my friend.

    – Anthea Slade

  • banrai
    banraiover 2 years ago

    wonderful write of an ocean of thoughts & feelings

  • Banrai thank you so much for your beautiful comment on Ocean Dreaming.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Rikki Woods
    Rikki Woodsover 2 years ago

    Beautiful words, beautiful you

  • Rikki thank you so very much my dear friend.

    – Anthea Slade

  • blamo
    blamoover 2 years ago

    Looking pensive ……………… But delectable ……………Mwah ………… the tone trust all is good in your world xox

  • Tone thank you so much for this beautiful comment my friend. Lovely to see you and my world is fine and busy but all good. How is all in your world? I hope all is well. Am enjoying watching the Olympic Games. Must be a great vibe over there in London :):):)

    – Anthea Slade

  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosover 2 years ago

    There is rush and pressure…..an intense desire to submmit to the ocean…and finding a voracious movement instead of acalming depth. There is sensuality to the extremes and a glorious sense of uniqueness and loneliness that is a bliss…and it has a moment of death enlightment…I think is very beautiful, Anthea..(the writing…and so intense the portrait) Rosa

  • Rosa thank you so much for this very beautiful response to my writing and portrait. You have seen so perfectly what I wanted to convey. Such a pleasure to see you and to read your insightful wise words.

    – Anthea Slade

  • blamo
    blamoover 2 years ago

    London is a good place too be at the Minute ………………. Go Aussies Go

  • It sure is the place to be. Love the Olympics in London :) Aussie Aussie Aussie :):):) and go the Brits too :):):) Looks fabulous. Are you going to any events?

    – Anthea Slade

  • blamo
    blamoover 2 years ago

    Impossible to get tickets ………….So off to the cambridge rock festival tomorrow Anthea ……..Stay good

  • Wow I guess it is very popular :) I hope you had a great time at rock festival yesterday :) Sounds fabulous. Enjoy.

    – Anthea Slade

  • madvlad
    madvladover 2 years ago

    love your energy, to keep on your path anthea,, life is two battles. one out side , the other?inside

  • Oh thank you so much Walt for your thoughtful and sensitive comment. I love what you express and what you see here Walt. I hope you have a lovely weekend my friend.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Rnz0
    Rnz0over 2 years ago

    Nietzsche declared “art is the proper task of life, life’s metaphysical exercise….art has more worth than truth.”

  • Lace thank you so much my friend. This is so profound and so wise. Your words are always inspiring.

    – Anthea Slade

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