Sunday, 5 January 2014

at blue water’s edge



I hadn’t dressed,
warmly, for the walk 
along the blue water’s edge,

having mistaken   
the silver glints across my windows 
for gleams of sun – 

and so,   
cold ghostly clawing fingers
wind wrapped 
around my throat

and I braced
for the icy shivers,
of each eerie mean sea gust:
 


until, my mind rested
on the greatness of the brumal depth

and I slipped beyond myself    
moved:  by the profundity of that moment.
 
note:  published:  Verse Afire (Ontario Poetry Society) May-Aug. 2014 Edition. 

photo:  Blue Water's Edge (the marina at the entrance to Stanley Park off Georgia) - W. Bourke

© 2014 Wendy Bourke 

4 comments:

  1. Ah, a lot of self-reflection and vivid imagery here. I love "I slipped beyond myself."

    As usual, lovely photo too.

    Even way down in SE Texas, we've been experiencing some "cold boney phantom fingers."

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  2. Ah yes, the weather these days!!! I had hoped to venture forth in search of new photos, but the view outside my windows is just plain nasty, at the moment.

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  3. brumal was a new word on me...cool....
    quite a vicious bit of weather to take as to choke you....
    we are supposed to have 5-8 inches here over the next
    couple days.

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    1. 5 - 8 inches: brutal AND brumal. Smiles.

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