Tuesday, April 26, 2005

The answer

Is it the wind
Or the sea
That is whispering
To me
The horizon
Encased
Between
Two palm trees
Draws closer
And closer
And the answer
Further



25 comments:

_Soulless_ said...

oh, you have portrayed an extraordinary, magical sensation of drowning.

tilt, mind, tilt. ^_^

thoughts said...

Don't think its a sensation of drowning! The ocean is capable of extremes - unsettling effects and soothing effects .. if you know what I mean! Visited the Atlantic ocean recently. The vastness of the ocean makes life seem so trivial ... and yet it reminds you of each drop of water that finally forms the ocean. It humbles you .. and fills you with pride...Extremes as I see...

mermaid said...
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mermaid said...

I read the ending, but did not detect any frustration or regret. The answer is further, and that's OK. I try so hard to cage it, trap it in a jar like a ladybug, but it can't be simplified.

Anil said...

brilliant use of perspective....leaves me with a feeling of unbalance and this vivid feeling to somehow set the sea right...restore it to its proper balance...

_Soulless_ said...

how does one 'drown' beyond the ordinary? past what one readily knows from what one perceives? one 'drowns' and yet breathes, overwhelmed by what one sees -- from which one's mind contemplates. ahh, from vastness, to vastness. ^_^

gulnaz said...

wow, wonderful post, absolutely love it! evocative, sensual and it makes me think maybe its the questions which matter and not the answers. perhaps the answers are like sirens leading us on our individual journeys.
'is it the sea or the wind that is whispering to me' ....such softness; everchanging answers.
i like the angle of the picture. :) i hv really enjoyed this post...thanks.

atomicvelvetsigh said...

and as questions seek but need not answers... so does the waves seek but need not islands to stop them.
go on dreaming.. questioning.. and someday soon who knows, your palm trees may meet (like mine met its pine*.*)

sal said...

Nice blog.

eden said...

the answer might be far but its still there.....
well written and what i love here is the picture,the blue sky with that deep blue sea....wow!

Zee said...

...as the day leaves you behind, you forward onto another.

stan laurel said...

The question is, "do you have a question?" I read this poem and feel relaxed just listening to the wind and the sea calling to me. I am listening, but not focusing on any particular words. Peaceful!

livinghigh said...

very nice pic.. elicited a feel of total calm.

and the earlier post on shapes of travel was interesting, too. yes, i think it does have something to do with getting too ready to leave, - why u dont look up, when finishing a journey.

;-)

Akruti said...

The vast blue sky and the vast blue sea,So far but yet so near.Will they meet at anytime,Any place?? just a hope or a wish:) brilliant pic:)

Aradhita said...

I will believe you if you say there is an answer...at this point I am ready to believe everything...I am so much at peace with myself...its nice:)

esclava said...

wonderful posts lately.

Ash said...

I do so love your blog :)

Love the pictures, love the verse.

Will continue to quietly creep in, silently enjoy your talent, and quietly creep out.

This is just a whisper to say Im here.

GratisGab said...

pretty good.

. : A : . said...

the_soulless - Thanks. That was not my intention, but I always welcome a fresh perspective!

thoughts - Excellent thoughts.

mermaid - Yes, it is not always simple and there is no need to try and trap it.

Anil - Thanks. The balance keeps tilting.

gulnaz - Thanks. I am glad you liked it.

atomicvelvetsigh - Agree with "and as questions seek but need not answers... so does the waves seek but need not islands to stop them."

the woman, eden, GratisGab - Thanks for dropping by and for your comment.

Zee - ... and life carries on.

stan laurel - Could be.

livinghigh - Thanks. Yes, it is very calming.

Neelima - They may, they may not. But they will keep trying.

Aradhita - Good to know that you are at peace with yourself. It is a great feeling.

esclava - Thanks.

Ash - Thanks a lot for letting me know you are around. Hope you keep enjoying.

la devil said...

that was an awesome pic!!
n abt the answer do u really want an answer???!! think agn:)

jenn see said...

i'm falling into the sea...

. : A : . said...

la devil - Thanks. As 'Trinity' says, "It's the question that drives us. It's the question that brought you here." ;-)

jenn see - Why? ;-)

Anonymous said...

I wanna go there! :)

Miss Qt
miss-qt.com

Ladylullaby said...

i LOVE beaches (:

. : A : . said...

Miss Qt - And I want to go back!

rebel_heart - So do I. Thanks for dropping by and commenting.