The allure of the Sea

She pulls
She pushes

She splashes
She teases

She beckons
She cajoles 
As she leaves trails of droplets 
and laughter

She’s generous,
And like a cat with a mouse
She leaves behind her,
Wet and bedraggled treasures

She’s warm and inviting
Never  sleeps
And always has the last laugh
She cavorts joyously along the sands
Momentarily settling on broken shells
Before running back to her mother

Today she is a soft, sea green

Highlighted by masterful strokes of azure and crystalline
Her palette always changing as the winds kiss her waves

Her horizon is serene and still
Like the seven Halcyon days in the summer solstice
When the seas were at peace
And the kingfisher bore her young

A tantalising siren’s song

She is lovingly embraced

And always alluring

She is… 

The sea!

© 2013 Francesca Muir

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  • Malyss February 15, 2013   Reply →

    This beautiful post makes me think of the photos by David Hamilton! You remember, he was famous in the 80ies..
    And Congrats for your award, you deserve it so much!
    Have a nice week-end!

  • Jackie and Joel Smith February 15, 2013   Reply →

    Oh, you so captured that seductive vixen of the sea!

  • Francesca Muir February 16, 2013   Reply →

    Thank you J & J – it was such a beautiful day and I was mesmerised by this place. Almost surreal Fx

  • Francesca Muir February 16, 2013   Reply →

    I know exactly Malyss – I was lucky to have my daughter with me – she is a natural! F x

  • Mum February 17, 2013   Reply →

    Quite lovely.I feel as if I was there too. Love to you both

  • chillcat February 17, 2013   Reply →

    How I miss the sea! Beautiful story and such light… Xcat

  • Robert Geiss February 17, 2013   Reply →

    Excellent, both images and text.

  • This is Belgium March 1, 2013   Reply →

    I love the see and this series is wonderful
    greetings from brussels

  • Francesca Muir March 29, 2016   Reply →

    Thank you xx

  • Valerie Muir April 15, 2019   Reply →

    I realise I saw this unbelievably beautiful homage to the sea and to the exquisite sea-sprite dancing in the sunlit waves – years ago – but came across it again today and am wordless with wonder. Perfection personified Francesca. Mum xx

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