By the Salish Sea. {Poetry} ~ Ann Griffin

Via elephant journal
on Mar 2, 2013
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By the Salish Sea

Remember those times,

even now the short

winter afternoons,

sitting with the rain, walking

alongside few sunny days,

out under gray skies brushed

by graceful blue-armed galaxies.

After all this immersion in nature,

surely, you are Oned with the gnarled

oak tree,

thoroughly mixed with loose soil

above bedrock.

You sing the song of birds.

You know the old mare’s thoughts

early in the morning,

and before the sun goes down

near her meadow.

You visit fish families,

know their sister secrets.

You’ve become bushy as a Douglas fir

and as sweet smelling.

You tilt with the wind,

twist with the grasses.

You’ve become salt of the Salish Sea,

foaming with pearls of love.


Ann GriffinAnn Griffin’s days fill not only as a caregiver for seniors, as poet and photographer, but with a newer, never before known passion as an activist for non-GMO food and food labeling, and for banning hydraulic fracturing locally and statewide in Colorado.






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2 Responses to “By the Salish Sea. {Poetry} ~ Ann Griffin”

  1. Jyoti Wind says:

    Wonderful, Ann!!!!
    Love your word images and how it flows…!!!!

  2. Sheila says:

    Wow; it is such a luscious poem…yum!