ON THE ROCK

ON THE ROCK

As I sit there on a rock
on the highest top.
Of a little island

surrounded by beauty of the sea

Looking round with a joy that hurts
I see the sea – surrounding me, hear whispers
From the wind talking to the sea and
from glistening rocks, smiling.

Seagulls and terns sail and swoop
with grace and joy, being their pure selves.
Me, I am transfixed to be, just now

part of this peace,
that fills my heart.

Lifting my arms to the sky, I speak
words I never known before
They seem to fill me – like the wind
that lifts the gull.

Scents of heathers drifting down,
Down the rocks
Filling every crevice, filling me.

ยฉ miriam ivarson

42 thoughts on “ON THE ROCK

  1. Miriam, this is such a wonderful and uplifting poem / song – your words transfix me as I travel on your lilting words to the top of the rocks, arms raised high in praise of life itself. I am moved by the thought of ‘I speak / words I never known before’ A fabulous and ethereal post this Sunday afternoon. hugs xx

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    • Dear Annika, thank you deeply for your beutiful response, it encourages me to lift my arms high again:)
      It gladdens me so that you were touched and you are right about ethereal. That is how this nature is
      to me. Hugs ๐Ÿ™‚

      miriam

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  2. Ah! the joy of being there, admiring the beauty of Mother Nature is a blessing Miriam. I could feel the tranquility through your words. Thank you for transporting me to such beautiful surroundings.

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    • Yes, the joy. You would have loved it, Balroop. You are right about the tranquility and I am glad to have conveyed it. I have many times been there and transported myself back (:). There are many places like this on the West Coast of Sweden.

      miriam

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  3. I felt the peace as you did, Miriam. Lovely poem, and Mother Nature has her way, doesn’t she? And she never disappoints if we just let her take us to that tranquil place in our hearts and minds.
    I love these lines: They seem to fill me โ€“ like the wind that lifts the gull.
    ~Lauren ๐Ÿ’ž

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    • Thank you, Lauren, for you ur beautiful comment. You are right about Nature, it doesnโ€™t disappoint ever if we open up and really commune.
      I am glad you also could feel how the gull effortlessly lifts on the wind.
      Maybe our spirit can too. ๐Ÿค—.

      Miriam

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  4. Thank you, Shiva, for your wonderful comment. Both photos are from the island I was born. The poem came to me on a melody….sort of lyric.
    It felt good. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿฆ‹.

    Miriam

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