The bride and the sea

The bride and the sea
unbridled by me
’neath the sakura clouds
where the gulls used to be

caressing her face
the breeze played an ace
the sun saw his chance
The moon stepped up grace

the pearls fell slow motion
down into the sea
returned on the currents
to their watery Leas

the veil blew away
til it reached a far shore
and made a fine fish net
for a family of four

I noticed the bride
had reopened a letter
a something he’d written
in a chapter back further

She’d rented the gown
to relive the moment
to visit the place
in a moment of solace

the groom had long gone
out to sea in a longboat
the Maori lamented
whales buried the broken

The bride and the sea

© Karin Taylor

Joined February 2008

  • Artist
    Notes
  • Comments 3

Artwork Comments

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.