World Oceans Day

I am in love with Ocean
lifting her thousands of white hats
in the chop of the storm,
or lying smooth and blue, the
loveliest bed in the world.
In the personal life, there is

always grief more than enough,
a heart-load for each of us
on the dusty road. I suppose
there is a reason for this, so I will be
patient, acquiescent. But I will live
nowhere except here, by Ocean, trusting
equally in all the blast and welcome
of her sorrowless, salt self.

Mary Oliver, from Red Bird

World Oceans Day

9 thoughts on “World Oceans Day

  1. This is a beautiful post, Hanna. I love how the sky has swept the whitecaps of the ocean into her blue vastness above the Oceans quiet “blue bed”.
    If I could, i too, would live by the ocean. Thankfully we all have the sky..

    • The Mediterranean is worth exploring by walks and boat and swimming and…. 🙂
      So many beautiful places, Mitza.
      Thanks!! ❤

  2. A beautiful and fitting poem Hanna – why is it that all we seem to do is ruin anything precious that we have? Doesn’t make any sense to me 😦

    • Thanks a lot for that, James. We have repeated events in Denmark for kindergartens and school classes. They clean up the beaches, and everywhere else where people dump their waste. They sort the garbage and become aware of what people are throwing around. They will study waste and its impact on the environment. They bring that knowledge into their adulthood, and raise their parents along the way 🙂
      Humanity is lazy by default. It’s in our genes. Therefore, good arguments are important 🙂

      • absolutely…it is high time that attitudes change before it is too late – at least people are aware of it now, hopefully changes will start to take effect soon 🙂

  3. I always imagine how incredible this must have been for all those people in the past to stare at the horizon trying to see what might be lying there at the end of the ocean…

    • It’s interesting what the sea does to us. Usually there are no objects to disturb your mind only the sea and a horizon line, which either makes you relax, or put your imagination in motion.
      Thanks a lot for your comment, panhirsh!!

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