I have Stars in my Eyes because recently two of my nominees for Blog of The Year award bounced the award nomination back to me. I am so honoured by this gracious response from : Ina at Ina http://inaweblogisback.wordpress.com and from Philippa at Seascapes Aus. http://seascapesaus.wordpress.com
Today I dedicate to Philippa – an Australian seascape painter who is not only a brilliant professional artist but writes widely and deeply about the creative life, on her own site and as comments on the sites of other artists. Australia is known as the home of the surfing culture and so I dedicate this re-post to Philippa. The photo and poem come from my time in Sayulita, Mexico (another surfer’s paradise) early this year.
The poet waits as the surfer waits,
Open, alert and drifting
On the scintillating surface
Of the deep,
Floating between the double mysteries
(The dreaming lunar depths of Artemis
And the burning eye of Apollo).
Poet and surfer, twin magicians, wait
And conjure the cosmic wave
(The birthing surge of inspiration
And the promised ecstasy of flight)
From the sunken shadows
Of fathomless night
Into the dazzling day.
They rise with the rising
And merge with ancient lines
Of singing surf and
The rhythm of the timeless sea.
On crests of liquid light
They skim the churning fingers,
The white and curving filaments
of Hokusai foam,
And feathered by the ocean wind,
They dance the sacred dance
Of word and tide and fire
Onto shores of spent desire
And the glance of fallen stars.
Poem and photo by Clinock