Dancing the Waves
With love and delight she moves,
skimming and dancing across the sea
Her skirts made from froth and wakes,
swinging and dipping,
Like a ball gown in a wild dance.
A wonder so to dance on a sunny day
or under a full, silvery moon,
Partner the skiff, by the tiller,
sensitive to every move.
Feeling her rush towards the horizon,
at times lifting her prow high to the sky,
As if wanting to join the birds.
Whilst sailing, dipping and soaring with ease
free from any ties.
Making us humans seem lumbered,
laden with weights
Both physical and of mind,
Yet our spirits can be free as the skiff
Can soar as the birds
Don’t let us forget as we use this wonder,
the wonder that is our lives.
Let the eyes shine clear cyan, blue or brown
sparkling bright of life loved and lived.
c/ miriam ivarson
Solitude and Love
I know solitude, its peace and calm,
its loneliness at times;
It fills the shadows where your inner self resides
with clarity, truth and light,
I know love, its burning flames and gentle ones,
its soaring heights;
Growing in abundance and joy
in the dance of life.
Both have been sought since beginning of time,
as separate entities;
Yet, aren’t they part of the same?
Of the song of life.
So in a heart becalmed, the truth shimmers,
Let love dance free in storms and sun,
also to freely live in Solitude.
Never separate the two,
together they enrich and strengthen;
The ocean and sky live in you,
you live in them.
Free and true.
© miriam ivarson
Dance as if freedom is yours, your right,
sing as if all are free, like heaven above,
smile the guileless smile of a child;
Dance to the song of life,
history will tell me I am wrong
so will the news,
that evil is inherent in man;
That my dreams are naive,
maybe so, my friends, yet
you might also find,
your beauty, your song.
Hidden under historical wrongs;
Let us choose the light
and not imitate the throng,
nor applaud just because …
Without thought, without reflection.
Believe in you, in us, in freedom
Dance in the sun with a guileless smile.
© miriam ivarson