©2010 Susan Noyes Anderson
If life is art, brush all my days
in colors of the sea.
The symphonies of gull and wave
lull cares away from me.
When thought is caught in city haze,
when songs of hope grow faint,
the steady rhythm of the ocean
soothes my soul’s complaint.
Sea sights and sea sounds weather well,
like sunlight in the heart––
warming and uplifting every
sacred, inner part.
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“It is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea…whether it is to sail or to watch it…we are going back from whence we came.” – John F. Kennedy