Monday, December 12, 2011

Oh, to be like them

They didn't know it was sinful, almost.
Just delicious, naturally sane.
Accommodations perfect
for midday trip through darkness,
purity of nothing,
blank emptiness in spacious silence
amidst raucous of day.

Jealousy harbored onlookers, sighed
green vapors of dismay, wondering
if they'd ever dare undertake
such a voyage lacking reason,
no design or destination
justifying something for its way.

Still the family lay, caring not
about anything, not even slumber,
nor what may be when they awake.
Unknowingly, they breathed sea's rhythm,
as watchers watched and saw
them drenched in blue serenity.

(I just loved watching sea lions during my recent trip to California. They reminded me of dogs and certainly barked a lot like them. I suspect they all go the same heavenly place in their dreams.)


  1. drenched in blue serenity...oh i love this myrna...i just wanna sneak into the photo and cuddle a bit with them.. wish i had a bit of their blue serenity..yes..oh to be like them... i feel your heart here...

  2. smiles. what a life eh? finding the seas rhythm...that i love and it is why each year i make that journey to capture it once more...easy going as a jimmy buffet song...smiles..

  3. How lovely--both the poem and the picture.

  4. you well capture the 'sea doggies'

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  5. How nicely you have captured the essence of that day in your words. Reading the first few lines without looking at the pictures, I thought you were about to rant on some immoral couple who were making out. Laughs.

    Myrna, I love you more with each post.

    Joy always,

  6. Those are such poetic words and what an unlikely source to inspire you.;) Did you see the sea lions in San Francisco? When I was there in 1996, there were hundreds of them but heard that not so long time ago they all left. Wonder if they came back.;))

  7. Myrna, I love those gorgeous creatures too. I can spend hours watching them.

  8. Dear Myrna, just stopping by to wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas and all the best in the New Year - thank you so much for your kind visits and friendship in the past year,

  9. Myrna, Nice to find your blog. I live in California, about 75 minutes east of SanFrancisco. Last week I went there with my son and husband and we watched the sea lions on Fisherman's Warf. They are protected there and are so much fun to watch. I loved this post and am now a follower of your blog. Stop by mine if you get a chance. Blessings, Sherry

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  10. Such a beautiful description of your sea lion encounter Myrna...I was wondering all the way through where your words would lead!

  11. Myrna they really do look comfortable and at ease with one another...
    Wishing you a beautiful New Year...

  12. Happy New Year Dear Myrna! May your life always be filled with blessings!

    the quilt is UP:-)