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The sea is like a great green mother,
whose silky arms hold secrets I cannot know.
Ah, the unseen dark of her bosom,
the little silver, wriggly things that glow
far beneath her silky tides —
the feminine mysteries of her insides:
the unfickle ebb and unfickled flow
urged by the fickle moon;
the way she sighs her little waves
and splashes little tunes.

If I was a fish I would tickle her ribs —
flash and twirl, spin and drop —
through her seething, salty, sanguine soul
until the stars should gasp and stop
their song upon her starry mirror —
and I, grown fish-old and soul-woke clearer,
would dip a last dive below sea sight,
and fall like lightning into Light.

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A poem that Ribaldo makes up for a little girl in the second chapter of a novel that shall be… waiting on the back burner of the old wood burning stove.

A poet, author, photographer and workshop leader with over 3,000 poems and 8 books in print as well as 20 CDs of recorded poetic work.
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  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 4 years ago

    Blake! This is marvelous Writing! Enjoy every ebb and rise in this.

  • Thanks from the Sea Mother and me.

    – Blake Steele

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindabout 4 years ago

    Whoa! Cannot wait for your book!!! What incredible writing. xoxoxoxoxo

  • Thanks from the little silver fish and me.

    – Blake Steele

  • George Coombs
    George Coombsabout 4 years ago

    Excellent writing Blake, very enjoyable to read, a favorite for me

  • Thanks from the gasping stars and me.

    – Blake Steele

  • enchantedImages
    enchantedImagesabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful write. A delight to read, Blake.
    Thank you.
    - Bobbi

  • Fuschia
    Fuschiaabout 4 years ago

    This is stunning. The sea and the feminine darkly touching.

  • Avast, yeah and scrumply fandazzles.

    – Blake Steele

  • solareclips~Julie  Alexander
    solareclips~Ju...about 4 years ago

    I really enjoyed this! I hope that novel finds it’s way off the back burner…. I’d like to read it!

  • Muchas thanks for the feature. I hope the novel gets
    bookisized as well.

    – Blake Steele

  • Lozzar Flowers & Art
    Lozzar Flowers...about 4 years ago

    Great words bringing to life images of the sea.

  • So sorry I missed your kind comment left some time ago. Thanks so much!

    – Blake Steele

  • agnès trachet
    agnès trachetover 3 years ago

    despite my bad English your words are able to captivate me..

  • What a beauty, Agnes. I’m so glad. Much love and beauty to you in your heart and life! La vie est un miracle pour ceux éveillé.

    – Blake Steele

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